Highlightr is a place for crowdsourced news summaries. News junkies and smartphone users unite in a network that encourages sharing and content contributions.
Spotify tells you what music your friend is listening to, and Reddit tells you which cat picture the Internet is looking at. Highlightr reports what news is important to your social circles.
Users understand a story’s context and key information without having to wade through excess verbiage or a journalists’ agenda, and then it’s off to another story that all your networks are reading. If you want more information, there’s a toolbar with links to related media (maps, blogs, newspapers, YouTube, etc.). The point of Highlightr is fast, direct, socially relevant information.