I discovered a site called Crate which is supposed to bring you personalised news direct to your desktop. You simply tell it what keywords you are interested in, any specific websites, people from Twitter, that sort of stuff. It then goes away and brings you back material. Hopefully it's material that you'll find interesting, but don't hold your breath.
I gave my Crate a bunch of useful keywords, such as internet search, search engines, the names of various different engines and so on. I gave it a couple of search engine related websites that I use, and 5 Twitter accounts. That's a reasonable amount to go on I think, so I was quite hopeful that I might get some useful information back. How did it work? Well, today I've had 3 results - one of which took me to a site that had nothing to do with the title of the article, and two posts on content marketing. Yesterday I had 17 links, mostly again about content marketing, a job advert, a news item that was nothing about my subjects of interest, '5 qualities of the best places to work' (why, I have no idea) and a similar set of results for the day before. In other words, a complete waste of my time. Once you find something useful, there's only a couple of ways of sharing it - via Twitter (but it doesn't realise that there's a character limit, so you have to do a lot of editing yourself) or Buffer, which to be honest isn't very high up on my radar. How about Facebook? Pinterest? LinkedIn? (Yes, I know you can do that via Buffer, but it's a paid product with a poor free version, so it doesn't count.)
What's really irritating is that there isn't even an option to go into the system and tell it that you don't like a particular result, so there's no way of training it on what to look for next, or how to improve its offerings. Very disappointing, and I'll be sticking with Mention, Scoop.it, Paper.li and so on.