NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Slangwho, the multi-platform, content news aggregator curated by mobile users, announced today the official launch of its distraction-free news sharing application available on iOS and Android devices.
A Middle Tennessee University study conducted in April 2015 concluded that constant connectedness and distraction via social media negatively affect efficiency and wellbeing.
Slangwho, free for all users, is singularly focused on providing consistent news content each individual user wants to follow in a simple, elegant feed while minimizing distractions from social media and sponsored content. As a forum for users by users that care about a focused experience, Slangwho curates feeds based on what is proactively discovered and shared by its users and not content powered by publications' targeted content algorithms.
"Attention spans have shortened in recent years, and finding news you consistently care about becomes more and more a chore. Harkening back to the days of reading newspapers undisturbed cover to cover, we created an experience designed on the principal of digesting news free of clutter. With the influx of sponsored content, photos and videos inundating social media feeds, we understand how important it is today to find news sources that matter most to consumers," said John Shriber, Slangwho founder and CEO.
New users can find other users and content sites to follow using contacts imported from Facebook and Twitter, while controlling how often they want to view the content.
Articles are shared from within iOS and Android share extensions. The news feed includes a skim feature that lets readers look at the most important content before having to open the article to read in full. Users can also bookmark articles for later reading or instantly re-post to share in their own feed.
"We analyze every news source that's being requested into our app, and have an algorithm that determines the authenticity of the site's content, effectively preventing fake news from spreading. With Slangwho, readers enter a democratized forum strictly meant to remove the congestion of non-news content, and instead have a digital experience intended to reenact how society once consumed the news to be better informed," concluded Shriber.
Slangwho is a multi-platform, content news aggregator curated by users for mobile and web. Slangwho allows people to read and share the news they want to read in an easy to manage feed. For more information, visit Slangwho.com or follow us @Slangwho.
Chris Prouty, Vice President
MWWPR for Slangwho