I love curated content. As the Editor of DailyTekk, I’m always on the look out for interesting technology articles. On a personal level, I’m always on the hunt for interesting stories—period. I keep a personal list of gems of sources that consistently unearth and deliver interesting curated content (I feel another roundup coming on) but one of my absolute favorites is called PocketHits. As you might have guessed, it’s run by the team at Pocket, a service that lets you save articles, videos—just about anything—for later viewing. PocketHits delivers the most popular stories, videos, images, recipes and more from articles saved to Pocket and it comes in two flavors: email and Twitter. If this is the first you have heard of the service, prepare to be addicted.
I wanted to learn more about how PocketHits works so I asked Jonathan Bruck, whose official title is listed as Juggler at Pocket, a few questions.
From your perspective, why should people be excited about PocketHits and why is it different and/or better than other curation channels?
More than 1.5 million items are saved to Pocket every day, meaning we see a lot of content pouring in that people want to view later. We analyze all this content by looking at which items have the highest volume and rate of saves, opens, shares, and favorites ...