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Harsh, dude. The point is to choose what to read based solely on the sentiment. News source bias to either extreme, and sensationalism (a grouping at either end of the spectrum with no neutral ground) are interesting elements, but by design they're things that emerge with use, and not part of the initial experience.
I should clarify my review: I like your idea, and it certainly has value added. My rating doesn't mean that your service is not useful. I reviewed your app based on my own experience reading news: I felt that a service that'd help me pick a news source (rather than specific articles from different sources) based on the overall sentiment would have been more useful to me. Is the service useful to others? It certainly is, as demonstrated by the other reviews. Or maybe I missed the point. The work done in 48 hours is certainly impressive, and I should up my "Innovation" rating. I'm sure that the final version you couldn't deploy is impressive. I apologize if I sounded harsh: I didn't mean to.
It's worth noting that we actually do have a card in our story board that adds a rating to each article that shows on aver age how negative/positive a news source is in general. There was also a card for the ability for usres to add their own news sources, or to scrape the news articles from their twitter/facebook feeds. We decided they would be a value add but that the core product was to display news articles based on sentiment first. The sky is the limit with content aggregators, we wanted to impliment our points of difference first :)
The new articles are picked based on how many times it has been shared, so "in theory" should be more likely to be interesting to anyone [ala other news aggreagtors]. Admitedly that aspect could have been protrayed better but in our user testing they found having 2 metrics displayed confusing.
As Jonny said, we were concious from the start about how we would rate not only the articles, but the source. The source is a bit harder to rate than the article though.
My hope would be that it is up to the reader to notice that SourceA has more negative votes than sourceB so the later is followed. I think shares is the only metric we can rely on though. Please let us know if there is another factor/library that you think we can use. I think we would all be happy implementing it.
Also, regarding the 3D stuff. It degrades in other browsers to 2D (I know because mine doesn't support it). I know everyone that saw the app before launch thought it was cool.
Please send any requests to the GitHub repo (hopefully given) and we'll definitely work to it. I can't imagine it will be too hard for us to add.
Hi Jean, thanks!
You should totally get a Roomba for daily cleaning :), and you can use node to improve its movement pattern. Btw, Roombox works with unbroken Roomba too. :D