If you've only recently returned to Earth after being kidnapped by aliens, you may have missed January's introduction of BadBlue.com.
BadBlue helps you discover the hottest stories from center-right news sources, ranging from new media behemoths like Hot Air and The Blaze, to major league blogs like Instapundit and Michelle Malkin, to lesser-known new media outlets like the Free Beacon and CDN, to even small, up-and-coming blogs like Alexa Shrugged and Hoosier Access.
BadBlue doesn't have any human editors. Only the "buzz" a story gets on the social networks will promote it to the front page. Furthermore, BadBlue has no political agenda. It monitors nearly 600 sites, 24 by 7, to make sure you don't miss a thing. You can also use the tabs on the top of the page to review the most popular stories for the last 24 hours, the last week, or even the last month.
In any event, this weekend, we upgraded the cosmetics of the site based upon several concerns we'd heard expressed. The background should be a bit easier on the eyes. And the default typeface (Georgia, 14-point) was selected based upon a study produced by the Software Usability Research Lab. If you don't like the size of the font, use the buttons at top right to adjust up or down.
The idea behind BadBlue is to promote stories based upon merit, not the whims of editors, and -- best of all -- to bypass the filters that old media still tries to enforce. So check out BadBlue, if you would, and let us know what you think in the comments!