A surprising daily news article from your Twitter feed
Atom is a prototype for an iPhone app that receives a daily push notification with a random news article that was tweeted in the past 24h by someone you follow on Twitter.
Atom brings you daily a single Tweet about topics that you're probably interested in, but that you might have missed.
The motivation for Atom is twofold:
Most mobile applications are built to be addictive by showing you new content every time you open them. Atom addresses this issue by updating only once a day and showing only one news article all the time.
It's easy to miss information that you are interested in, but that are about topics that you don't follow frequently (filter bubble). By getting a daily random news article from people you follow, Atom brings brings you news that you would probably miss but that you might find interesting.
An experiment by Luís Filipe Brandão @ Hacking Journalism 2014