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May 23, 2012 4:54 PM   Subscribe

Is there a news site that collects the "top news stories" from various news sites into a single site?

For example CNN, Time, and a hundred other sites have a "Top 10 [5] Time stories" in the sidebar. Does any site put these together to a single page? (Or have I had an actual original idea for a news site??)
posted by zardoz to Computers & Internet (15 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
What about digg.com?
posted by camylanded at 4:57 PM on May 23, 2012


I suppose that's "top stories" rated such by users, however... not news sites themselves. Hope it helps regardless.
posted by camylanded at 4:57 PM on May 23, 2012


Isn't that pretty much what Google News is supposed to be?

Or do you want everything broken out by source? Top Time stories followed by top CNN stories, etc?
posted by AndrewStephens at 5:00 PM on May 23, 2012 [3 favorites]


It's a little more on the quirky/weird/entertaining news side, like reddit, but maybe you can search in fark.com?
posted by shortyJBot at 5:05 PM on May 23, 2012


Alltop.com and its many branches.
posted by yclipse at 5:06 PM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


On your mobile device, there's Pulse and News 360 and Flipboard. On the web there's News Map.
posted by desjardins at 5:07 PM on May 23, 2012 [2 favorites]


I feel like popurls sort of does this, but not explicitly which I think is what you are suggesting.
posted by jessamyn at 5:08 PM on May 23, 2012 [1 favorite]


I suppose that's "top stories" rated such by users, however... not news sites themselves.

Or do you want everything broken out by source? Top Time stories followed by top CNN stories, etc?


Yes, I would like to see Time's top five or top ten in one nested table, then CNN's list next to it, and on and on. Top stories as chosen by the individual site, or most emailed...whatever. Any and all of it. Google news is kind of there but emphasizes the top story of the hour, and doesn't list the top ten. I suppose not all news sites have that list in the sidebar, but it is pretty frequent.
posted by zardoz at 5:17 PM on May 23, 2012


Newsmap and especially popurls are really close to what I was thinking, thanks!
posted by zardoz at 5:19 PM on May 23, 2012


Oh, and alltop, nice!
posted by zardoz at 5:20 PM on May 23, 2012


If you can ignore the spin, Drudgereport is a pretty good new aggregator.
posted by gjc at 5:43 PM on May 23, 2012


I think Newser does this.
posted by wittgenstein at 6:44 PM on May 23, 2012


...this is basically the point of rss feeds. Get a gmail account, then get some news "gadgets" for iGoogle; with each feed you can customize the number of "top" articles shown.

My iGoogle homepage: NYT, NYT Politics, NPR, CNN, Wash Post, Google News. Can't be beat.
posted by lobbyist at 9:06 PM on May 23, 2012


Invididurls lets you create a simple, clean aggregator.
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane at 6:39 AM on May 24, 2012


The Huffington Post?????
posted by 3dd at 12:11 PM on May 24, 2012


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