Today, Cheezeburger Network Ben Huh's new news company, Circa, went live in the Apple App Store. What they're trying to do is remake news for the smartphone.Circa's own promotional blog post explains:
Instead of articles, Circa presents news as a collection of details about a story: the facts, stats, quotes, pictures, maps, and more. These are the full stories, not summaries; summaries tend to compress stories and therefore lose details. Instead, each story on Circa has the same details you’d find in traditional articles, but broken down into individual chunks of information that are much easier to consume. It’s the facts, without the fluff.
You flip through the story on a series of notecards, each of which pretty much only contains one fact at a time. And you can decide to follow a story if it interests you. The Verge and TechCrunch both covered the Circa launch this morning. Go read those stories, check out the Circa video, and then tell me what you think.