19 comments

  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, almost 4 years ago

    faked conversations are so hot right now. seems a bit too forced.

    11 points
    • Samuel MarksSamuel Marks, almost 4 years ago

      The pictures gave me the impression that the conversation was actually natural (being able to type my own responses), so I downloaded it to give it a shot.

      Needless to say, I was sorely disappointed to find out that the responses are canned. I was about to be incredibly impressed.

      3 points
    • Jim JordanJim Jordan, almost 4 years ago

      Too good not to meme: https://twitter.com/jimjjordan/status/697920725865267200

      1 point
    • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, almost 4 years ago

      Haven't you heard? They're called "conversational UIs" and they're the next big thing. Instead of clicking stupid buttons that trigger specific actions like some kind of idiot, you can now actually type out what you want to do! Just like you're text messaging with your BFF!

      And in most cases, the app will actually understand your intent, and offer you relevant options. Sure, these UIs take more time, are ambiguous, and hurt discoverability, but on the plus side: haven't you seen the movie "Her"?

      3 points
  • Nick Dominguez, almost 4 years ago

    Kudos to the Quartz team for trying this. I don't know if this way of consuming the news will stick (maybe for some) but it's certainly an interesting approach.

    7 points
  • Brent RiddellBrent Riddell, almost 4 years ago

    Really nice approach, I like this alot :) feels really natural, quite funny and I could see myself looking forward to these messages, even bonding alittle with this funny chatty newsbot :)

    4 points
  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    I think I would have preferred an operator style approach. Where the news is shared like this...but I can type my own questions about the information, and maybe a bot (based on search queries of the news sources) or a real person expands the information. The way it is now it is just a directed distribution of the information instead of a free flow of information like a message app provides.

    3 points
  • Robert Deniszczyc, almost 4 years ago

    I don't want to feel like a journalist asking questions to get my news, I'd rather just have the news displayed to me. Fancy, but I question whether this is something people actually want.

    1 point
  • Michael Schofield, almost 4 years ago

    I've turned off like every sort of notification, so if sites or apps texted me they still kind of pile-up and I wouldn't read them until I decide to. Kind of like an email.

    Anyway I think their what-news-goes-where logic would have to be SUPER good. If I got a notification about a news item I didn't care about, then I'd be irritated.

    0 points
  • Powers Gray, almost 4 years ago

    This is really nice if you have an hour.

    0 points
  • Jeff ShinJeff Shin, almost 4 years ago

    This is really cute and interesting, but not my preferred way of reading Quartz. The Daily Brief is still much superior IMO.

    0 points
  • Alec LomasAlec Lomas, almost 4 years ago (edited almost 4 years ago )

    I'd be interested in a Digit-like service that texts me top headlines with options to get more information. Like, top three headlines and you respond with a number or character for more info on that headline.

    0 points
  • Cody IddingsCody Iddings, almost 4 years ago

    LOVE. Anyone ever tried Digit? I feel like they were the first to truly revolutionize this space. And I love it. https://digit.co/r/b1Ri2?wn

    0 points
  • Account deleted almost 4 years ago

    Seems cool, but isn't this the same as asking for notifications from select Twitter accounts (WSJ, NYT, etc)? Assuming you use Twitter, of course...

    0 points
  • John PJohn P, almost 4 years ago

    Seems like a solution in search of a problem.

    0 points