Web Sightings: DecaPost, for newshounds
Attention news junkies! If trying to keep up with every media outlet's breaking stories is a challenge, try DecaPost. The website collects headlines from major news sources and organizes them by category: Top Stories, Politics, U.S., World, Business, Sports, Sci/ Tech, Health and Entertainment.
There are also subcategories, e.g. TV, movies, music and celebrities can be selected from the drop down menu for entertainment. All stories have links to their source.
You'll find three tabs for each category page: The Top Trending Stories tab has highlights of the subject's top 10 headlines. To go beyond 10 articles, click More Stories; to see what has trended in the past day, click the 24h Top Stories tab; the Top tweets tab keeps you up-to-date on what others are thinking. Here, you'll find such gems as Donald Trump pontificating: "It's extremely cold in NY & NJ-not good for flood victims. Where is global warming?"
Although the site says you can use your Facebook account to link to its Story Tracker to follow stories of interest, we weren't successful in getting this feature to work. We received an error message each time we clicked a "follow" link.
DESCRIPTION One-stop continuously updated news center
TARGET AUDIENCE Anyone who wants to be in the know
BOTTOM LINE Newshounds will be barking up the right tree