Posted on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Theneeds offers one place to discover and share the best online content & services, tailored to you.
Theneeds is a web organization tool that allows you to better discover and share content from around the web. The service — available online but best accessed via its accompanying mobile app — delivers news, social media posts, videos and other types of content based on your specific interests. This is a useful tool, especially in this era of online information overload. It’s tough to always seek out the best content on your own, so Theneeds provides only what you truly need (yes, the name makes sense) to see. The site uses a complex system of technology in order to deliver its results, taking into account user interest profiles as well as real-time data such as clicks, comments and shares through third-party sites. The site curates content, but it also understands the importance of crowd-sourcing curation. Users’ interaction with Theneeds drives the content just as much as the site itself.
The way the content is displayed is similar to an RSS feed, with an endlessly scrollable list that combines links, photographs, videos, tweets, Facebook posts and a variety of other factors. This content is broken up into several categories, including “Be Informed,” “Shop,” “Interact,” “Read,” “Listen,” “Travel,” “Watch,” “Eat,” “Manage Money,” “Play,” and “Learn.” Each of these categories corresponds to a group of related posts. The “Be Informed” category, for instance, contains all of your news articles. The “Interact” category contains information from social media profiles, as well as articles and other content related to social interactions (relationships, love life, dating, etc.). The more you use Theneeds, the more specific your categories and feeds become, and the more they are tailored to suit your interests. Joining the site is free and easy, so it’s worth signing up. It’s useful to have a dedicated location for all of the information you would typically want to access around the web, and that’s what Theneeds offers.