MIT Media Lab researchers create the FlipIt, merging both broadcast and social media new feeds

The way we read news has vastly changed in the last 25 years. From newspapers to radio, televisions to computer screens and now even phones and tablets can tell us what’s happening in the world no matter where we are. Instant updates on our social media make it so leaving the rest of the world behind on the commute back home or our weekends off if we want to keep in touch with friends or colleagues. What if there were a way to contain both broadcast and social media news in a way that makes it easy to switch back and forth between these two different perspectives rather than being bombarded on all fronts?

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