Users with smartphones and tablets are consuming news in bits and bites throughout the course of the day — replacing the old standard behaviors of news consumption over breakfast along with a leisurely read at the end of the day.
Heh – ironically enough, I identified the feeds that I would clear on a daily basis for myself, and it was rare for all of those feeds to have more than 50 unread items cumulatively, because I checked those on Reader, on my phone, throughout the day. RSS remains the primary way by which I read my news – in bits and pieces, but without repetition, and most importantly, without social filters.
Neither Currents nor Facebook is a consistent way of keeping up with headlines, but choosing your own sources probably isn’t in Google’s best interests.
To think – I would have once paid Google for this service.