Circa is a brand new app for smartphones that turns the entire convoluted experience of getting the news just a simple matter of swiping and reading what interests the reader. As they explain on their blog:
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.
The details, or points, are presented in an interface that works a little like the flash cards like we used in school to learn and retain new information. Flash cards improve comprehension, retention, as well as speed of learning. Each point within a Circa story is presented on its own "card," so it's easy to swipe through and read a whole story in less than a minute.
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