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Vocativ: Source Of Fresh Uncensored News

I love flipping through the pages of Flipboard on my iPhone every morning as I’m sipping on my strong coffee. There is something fulfilling about marking the news and technology sections as read. I believe it makes me a better, more educated person. It helps care about the world around me and think about how it can affect me, my family or my community. Often times, what we don’t realize is the fact that the majority of main stream news sources are censored and while we’ll be getting a portion of the story, the full story will die on the unpublished pages that were declined for being too controversial.

We can learn about anything by just putting in a few keywords in our favorite search engine, be it Google, Bing, Yahoo or any other service capable of crawling the net. Due to their business model, which is very effective from a financial and resources point of view, these search engines are accessing just over half of the internet data.

searching on the Internet today can be compared to dragging a net across the surface of the ocean: a great deal may be caught in the net, but there is a wealth of information that is deep and therefore missed.

Mike Bergman

Enter Vocativ

Vocativ is planning to bring us the most relevant, current and uncensored news from the deep web. They have developed their own proprietary technology that is capable of navigating deep within the web and find content that the average search engine will not be capable of. This sort of technology used to available to a handful of governments with great technological resources and A grade programmers. As technology advances and simplifies, it gets easier to accomplish what seemed impossible only a few years back.

This technological advance allows vocativ to access information that no other news publisher has access to. These sources can range from independent bloggers who cannot submit their articles to the search engines due to country restrictions, to political bloggers who wish to remain anonymous and somewhat underground. This is what really separates Vocativ from all the other players in the game.

The company currently consists of 50 employees and is privately funded, allowing them to explore creative ways to grow the service without comprising their quality. The service has been live for over 12 hours now and has articles on a wide array of topics, from drugs to tech, and this range will only grow over the the course of next few weeks. The company is planning to deploy their first version of mobile app early 2014, so keep and eye out on your App store.

Thoughts

I’ve been using it as my only source of news for the past 10 hours and I’m pleasantly surprised with the quality and types of articles available on Vocativ. I’ve been shocked, horrified, entertained and informed and this brings back a very organic feeling I have not felt for a very long time. Not only I’m informed and educated,  I also know that I can trust them for not censoring my news and that makes me feel safe and part of a trusting and upfront community.

The company has not release any information on where the money is coming from, which makes it very hard to judge whether or not they’re going to be around for a long time. But that’s just a waiting game, and if all fails, there are always ads. Right?

They seem pleasantly responsive on the social media front and I received two responses after a few minutes of contacting them on twitter. I hope they keep their young spirits and carry it with them as the company matures.

Jump over to Vocativ and have fun with the news.