January 17, 2010

LazyFeed – Keeping Up With All the Hot Topics

LazyFeed is an online tool that makes it easier to stay up-to-date on everything that you care about—from the results of last night’s NFL games to what’s happening on your favorite TV show, or even learn when your favorite musician has released new videos and songs. Rather than struggling to remember all the things you’d like to stay updated on, LazyFeed uses input from you to assemble topics you’re interested and then delivers the updated information to you as it becomes available.

Before you can start reaping the benefits of LazyFeed’s constant live updates, you’ll need to add your favorite topics, hobbies, and interests. New users are also provided with a preset group of frequently requested topics such as sports, movies, and food, which can be kept in your feed or deleted if you wish. By checking out your Monitor page, you’ll see a constantly streaming conveyor belt of news about all the topics you’ve selected. When something looks good, or worth reading more about, simply click it once to see the article come up in a new screen inside the LazyFeed site.

If the article looks like something you’d be interested in sharing with friends, simply click on the links to email, Tweet, or post on your Facebook wall. In addition, to leave the LazyFeed site and read the article from its original source, simply click the Visit button and you’ll be taken right there. For anyone who’s looking for a better way to stay current on all the topics they’re interested in most, LazyFeed provides a simple solution without requiring much effort.

Practical Uses:

  • Be the first to know when breaking news happens in your town
  • Find out when your favorite musician is headed your way
  • Get the results of last night’s sports game delivered directly to you
  • Read about what’s going on in a particular destination before taking a big trip

Insider Tips:

  • View which feeds are the most popular with LazyFeed’s users
  • Delete feeds by clicking in the upper right hand corner
  • Email interesting articles to friends with the click of a button
  • Use Treadmill mode to see the newest updates at the top of the page

What we liked:

  • Suggested topics make it easy to get started quickly
  • Ability to add feeds by topic rather than individual website
  • Easy to search feeds using LazyFeed’s tag system
  • Instant updates when new information becomes available

What we didn’t like:

  • Larger topics such as sports and food can be overwhelming due to the constant stream of new updates
  • Although we presume LazyFeed will refine its results over time based on usage, we weren’t 100% sure how long this process takes
  • The overall interface for LazyFeed is slightly convoluted and might be too much for casual users


Company Info:

  • Launched: July 2009
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California
  • Founded by: Ethan Gahng
  • Web site:


  • Free

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