Curata Reader Filters Your News to Create the “Perfect Feed”

Curata Reader Filters Your News to Create the "Perfect Feed" News Reader Here's a news reader service for those looking to switch away from Flipboard, Zite, and the like because the services are too noisy and don't offer enough control.

Curata Reader is one of those minimalist news readers, only with a twist. It was developed by a company that sells a content curation platform as a service to corporate customers, and it is more or less a free consumer-level demo of the paid service.

Curata Reader offers little more than a list of feeds on the left and blog titles on the right. There's no bookmarking, sharing options, or reading modes. Just about the only feature that Curata Reader offers is that you can set up filters on your account. You can filter the entire account, specific folders, or feeds, and you can choose to exclude or include words or phrases.

Curata Reader Filters Your News to Create the "Perfect Feed" News Reader

The service also offers automatic curation that is intended to show you the most relevant articles, but in my case I am not sure it succeeded. I'm not really interested in seeing months old news stories today. But on the plus side Curata Reader was able to import my entire subscription list, and it properly displayed all the folders. It also offers an export option.

As of late June, Curata Reader had a userbase in the tens of thousands, and I can see why. While this service isn't for me I can see how it could be used to build a custom set of filters for a self-directed curated reading experience.

Of course, filters do have a downside. Add too many and you run the risk of missing relevant content, which is why I prefer unfiltered news feeds. I have gotten adept at plucking the good stuff from the fire hose of content as it flies past.

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] I have written about which offers this kind of service; during the Readerpocalypse last summer I happened upon Curata. This seven year old company has been providing a service similar to the one offered by Wiser, and […]

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