New Product Review: Summify Can’t Replace Blog Reader, But Nice Touch
I confess. I am not necessarily an early adopter. I got my first iPhone about three months ago and my five-year-old son knows more about it than I do at this point.
But, focusing on internet law, I do have an excuse for playing around with new services and products. I generally give a product about thirty minutes to figure out if I can get some value from it. Otherwise, I merely become a statistically-counted subscriber, but someone who has not checked in for months. Some examples are FourSquare, Quora, Diaspora and dare I say it Google+ for now although I am willing to revisit my initial impression like I did with Twitter.
Recently, I tried Summify. The website says “Summify creates a beautiful daily summary of the most relevant news from your social networks, and delivers it to you by email, web or mobile” by going through your blog reader, Facebook and Twitter Feeds. I was intrigued because the hardest part about writing this blog is reading everything to figure out what to write and not the actual writing.
It’s easy to sign up and I have found it interesting. It seems like it pulls (at least for me) the most retweeted stories that happen to come across my Twitter feed more than anything else. I don’t see it replacing my blogreader as my go to source for material, but I do see stories there I might have otherwise missed because my Twitter time is usuall spent trying to see the latest on whether Mizzou is going to the SEC more than reading interesting business stories.
Here is a shorterned version of the email Summify sent me today. It’s kind of ironic a service meant to save time is sending me stories about cars that read your texts and finding time to blog. Can Ford make a car that can blog?
In the future, I may simply post my summaries if the content seems appropriate.
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