No longer satisfied with being the web’s most powerful and customizable content discovery tool, Ping.it today evolved into its smartest. By applying new contextual Insight Cards to stories, and adding a thorough knowledge graph, Ping.it gives people a powerful way to explore the topics that matter most to them. Rather than simply presenting the headlines and relevant stories, Ping.it helps you go deeper and understand relevant context quicker.
Insight Cards Give Context
Insight Cards give you a broader view of the stories you read. Topics displayed on the card give you quick insight into what the story is about like "Barack Obama", and help you explore the sub-topics related to that story, like "People from Hawaii". Clicking on any of the feeds in the card takes you to that feed comprising those stories. There is no faster way to find relevant and related stories.
The Knowledge Graph Adds Understanding
If Insight Cards add greater context to the stories you read, then Ping.it’s Knowledge Graph adds depth and understanding. Taking advantage of the Semantic Web, Ping.it mines the hidden connections between stories and knows that Facebook is a “Company on the NASDAQ” or that a person is born in Russia. It then adds feeds related to those topics.
New Features Comes With a Major Re-Design
The latest update also includes a full re-design of the whole site meant to support the underlying unique data model. The re-design makes the thorough investigation of stories effortless.
Marius Lian, CEO and founder of Ping.it says:
"I’m a news junkie, so I spend a lot of time bouncing from site to site on the web in an often fruitless attempt to understand the issues I’m reading about. This takes time; searching, entering urls and refining. I wanted Ping.it to present the right information at the right time and let our users digest knowledge related to the content without all the round-trips".
Highlights of new functionality and the redesign
- Easily identify subjects of stories (people, places, movies, books, events and more)
- Display hidden connections between stories
- Uncover related stories based on topical similarity
- Amplify search results with contextual awareness
- Follow individual authors of stories
- Use Ping.it everywhere thanks to new responsive design
- Scan and discover content efficiently with new tiled feed design
- Simplify the creation of pings and story collection
- Load complex data queries in seconds with new cloud platform
Ping.it is the world’s smartest content discovery platform. Create smart and personalized feeds called probes to get stories from the entire web, filtered by keywords and popularity. Further Ping.it adds Insight Cards and its own knowledge graph that gives you a broader view and deeper understanding to stories and topics you care about.