There are people who spend time on Facebook. I personally spend my time on Google News. The application has been improving, but in recent times has left to be desired. At least when it comes to my news feed.
I like to be critical of the applications I use. As Google News is an app that is constantly opening on my phone, I believe there is a lot to improve on. So here are some of the points in my dissatisfaction.
Google News notifications are just terrible
If the news feed fits my interests, why aren't notifications? Just yesterday were the elections of the Vitória Sport Clube and the application knows that I open all the holy news you have about my club. So how do you explain the absence of notification of who won the elections?
Instead, I get a notification saying that "Jessica Athayde missed TVI's summer party"Sorry for the ignorance but I didn't even know who Jessica Athayde was without first searching Google for her picture.
Never, in all the news that appears to me in the Google News feed, I have opened a news about "get7" UK’s. In fact, I even blocked some news organizations for showing me the lives of the famous that I just don't want to know!
Paid (premium) articles on Google News has no logic
If you wanted to pay to read the news from a particular website, you had to. I have lost count of the times I see news from Expresso, for example, which requires me to enter a newspaper code (physical) to read the news.
I am not against the remuneration of the websites in question, on the contrary, simply do not show me news in the feed that I will have to pay to see them!
Image carousels without information are another concern
The Google News team really should be aware of who gets in there. There are websites that simply do not build the website so that articles are read. The Record newspaper is an example of this. Another situation that I lost count of the times I open a news story to come across a carousel of untitled and textless photographs. Only photos. But what logic is this? There is no way to send an "error report" to the platform.
Again, I do not condemn the way the article is made. Yes, I strongly condemn the insertion of unreadable articles into a news application.
In short, I start to get tired of the application and the lack of solutions. Certainly that's why I start using Feedly more often or going directly to the websites I identify with.
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