faked conversations are so hot right now. seems a bit too forced.
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.
Too good not to meme: https://twitter.com/jimjjordan/status/697920725865267200
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"?
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
That was also my reaction.
Seems like a solution in search of a problem.
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
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.
Ha. I just mentioned that.
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.
This is really nice if you have an hour.
This is really cute and interesting, but not my preferred way of reading Quartz. The Daily Brief is still much superior IMO.
Will give this a go for a week, but the Daily Brief is a perfect way to start my day.
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...