Zite – Personalized Magazine

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Zite is a personal news feed that gets smarter as you use it

This free app is one of the most interesting news aggregators I’ve seen. It relies on an algorithm to decide what content is relevant to you based on other news, articles, blogs and videos you like. I’ve used it for a couple of days now and I’m very impressed with it so far.

It has been described as The smartest magazine yet by Mashable.

Zite is a personalized magazine for your iPad that automatically learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it. Zite gives you personalized news, articles, blogs, videos and other content from a variety of both mainstream and niche publications and sites. Zite can personalize by syncing with your Twitter or Google Reader account or on its own.

Zite app on The App Store

How it works

  1. Hook up your Twitter and Google Reader accounts (optional)
  2. Wait a couple of seconds while Zite figures out which news categories are relevant to you based on the kinds of articles you subscribe to on Google Reader and which users you follow on Twitter.
  3. Keep using the Personalization sidebar so Zite can fine-tune what content to gather.

What is your favorite news aggregator?

How do you stay updated? Do you use Flipboard or news.me? I use a mix of Twitter, Flipboard, Zite and Reeder to keep in touch with the news relevant to me.

Flipboard iPad App

Twitter is fast and easy to browse. It’s also a great social networking tool.

Flipboard is the most beautifully designed of the bunch and the one i will usually spend most time in because it handles all my platforms in one place.

Reeder is for browsing my Google Reader feed. Usually all the web design related articles i subscribe to.

Zite is a new one for me, but I’m very excited to see how intelligent it after a couple of months. The cool thing about Zite’s algorithm is that it finds articles from news sources and blogs you’ve probably never even heard of. None of the other apps do that.

Read more about Zite and get the app