17-Year-Old Summly Founder Nick D’Aloisio’s Immodest Goal: Change The Way You Read News by Dino Grandoni at The Huffington Post
As the years have passed through the early stages of the Internet Age, our attention spans have gotten shorter. Nowhere is this more obvious than Twitter. Conciseness is a wonderful thing, but forming your thoughts around a 140 character barrier is a whole other story. Nick D’Alosio sought to capitalize off of this by developing a “genetic algorithm” that summarizes news stories into 400 characters or less. Information is no longer being lost in translation, but in brevity.