busy days, weeks, and months only get busier as we jam pack as much as we can into our lives. and as much fun as that is, we often forget to brush up on our news until we’re stuck at some dinner party trying to impress someone’s dad and we can’t keep up because we don’t know what everyone is talking about (this point is underlined in my recent book review). but how do we possibly make time for keeping up with current events when we can’t even remember when the last time was that we washed our face? through technology, my friends. enter the 5 most useful ways to get your news on without losing a grip on the rest of your life:
the skimm – undoubtedly my favorite way to get a jolt of current events every day. founded by two friends and ex-NBC colleagues, the skimm sends you what’s going on in one simple email per day. the level of humor and sarcasm is the perfect way to start the day, and not surprisingly, actually teaches you about current events without boring you to death. score! I brew a cup of coffee as soon as I wake and sit down to read my skimm every day.
twitter – this is obviously not a new thing, but if you can invest a tiny bit of time upfront to build twitter lists, you’ll catch up on what’s going on much quicker. I started making lists to keep tabs on my friends instead of them drowning in the scores of other twitter profiles I follow. but, I quickly learned that I could use lists any way I want! I use them to organize cool people and companies I want to follow, as well as news that I need to keep my finger on.
nuzzel – if you like apps and you like what your friends like, you’ll like nuzzel. it’s an app that lets you share and read news that other friends are also reading and sharing. the cool component of this snazzy babe is that it assumes that you’ll like similar news to your friends, which is typically true. the downside is that it doesn’t necessarily expose you to news that you don’t normally read, but should be.