I want to inform the Zionist.com community of a new Israeli-created political news website that I think will interest many of you news and politics junkies.
Skewz is similar to other “social” news sites in that you have to register as a member of the site before submitting the stories and links that make up the site’s content. It then departs from the norm by offering a sliding scale you can use to filter what stories and links you are shown based on political slant, ranging from radically left-wing to far right-wing.
I, for one, find this very useful, as I typically depend on trusted blogs and other personal commentary sites to bring me up to speed on political issues I may run across but have little understanding of.
For example, I have been in Israel my entire adult life, so have little understanding of the health care debate that is such a major fixture of the US presidential campaign. When something happens or is said regarding this issue, I usually scan the mainstream media reports about it, and then head to the blogs and commentary sites to learn the background info.
Now, when I do this, I prefer to be schooled by authors who share my conservative outlook (though I don’t shy away from peeking at what the other side it saying also). But with most social news sites that aggregate blogs and commentary websites, I receive a deluge of results from left-leaning writers.
Skewz allows me to eliminate that clutter and be served results that are more in line with how I would view the topic, if I was more knowledgeable about American health care.
The user base at Skewz is not very big yet, so the content selection is still a bit slim. But with the presidential election just around the corner, I think the site will grow quickly and will become a great resource for folks like me. Check it out: www.skewz.com
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