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What is Tular.my
Tular.my is a social media aggregator services, where you get highlights of Malaysia’s latest news, from multiple sources combined into one place.

There’s nothing new about curating the news and aggregating content. It’s always been part of the role of journalism, selecting and presenting information, and editors have always done it. It’s the highly visual presentation across new platforms (specifically mobile), the social integration and algorithms that allow for greater personalisation, and the mix of old-fashioned editorial discovery that defines aggregation and curation today.

Say what aggregator again?
In computing, a news aggregator, also termed a feed aggregator, feed reader, news reader, RSS reader or simply aggregator, is client software or a web application which aggregates syndicated web content such as online newspapers, blogs, podcasts, and video blogs (vlogs) in one location for easy viewing. RSS is a synchronized subscription system. RSS uses extensible markup language (XML) to structure pieces of information to be aggregated in a feed reader that displays the information in a user-friendly interface. The updates distributed may include journal tables of contents, podcasts, videos, and news items.

Feed filtering
One of the problems with news aggregators is that the volume of articles can sometimes be overwhelming, especially when the user has many web feed subscriptions. As a solution, many feed readers allow users to tag each feed with one or more keywords which can be used to sort and filter the available articles into easily navigable categories. Another option is to import the user’s Attention Profile to filter items based on their relevance to the user’s interests.

In a nutshell, Tular.my collects the most popular Malaysia’s stories on the Internet, selected and edited and proposed by a wide range of sources. Social news aggregators based on engagement of community. Their responses, engagement level, and contribution to stories create the content and determine what will be generated as RSS feed. Some examples of social news aggregators: Reddit.com, ForensicFocus, Hacker News etc.

Varieties of curation will also continue to evolve across platforms as news consumption gets more personal and as the mix of algorithms and human editors plays complementary roles in content discovery.

Last Updated: 2nd June 2018