My team and I (well mostly them really, huge props to Tom, Marc and Yoeau) have been slaving under a hot stove to bring you a new delicious treat. It’s called the Thumb Report and it’s a site I’ve been planning in my head for a while and now I’m happy to finally see it go live.
Here at IntoMobile Will, Dusan, Ben and I cover the news in as much depth as possible giving you plenty of background information around a piece of content in an attempt to help you digest it better. The Thumb Report is not about that. The Thumb Report is about fitting as much information as possible into 160 characters of text, the size of a standard text message.
I’m doing this because I’m tired of looking at a piece of news and wondering to myself “Gee Wiz, should I blog this or is it too insignificant?” and lately my news consumption and sharing habits have moved on to microblogging services such as Jaiku and Twitter and even social networks like Facebook.
The Thumb Report isn’t for everyone. The language is going to be very laconic and sometimes if I need to pull some characters out of a hat I’ll start using sms-language. You know what I’m talking about, “b there @ 8″ comes to mind. I’m also going to be covering things that may seem insignficant to you, but like I said earlier, I found them interesting but couldn’t bring myself to writing 100 words about it.
I hope you enjoy it, let me know what you think in the comments below or on the first post at Thumb Report!