Mobile News Aggregators – the Way of the Future?

Introduction The convergence of mobile devices and media has been taking place since the 90’s (Westlund, 2012, pp. 6), but it is only in recent years that this merger has gained momentum. It is marked by a plethora of news aggregation sites springing into existence, all promoting their specific algorithms or layouts as the most desirable. A recent development in the market has been the rise of mobile news aggregation platforms, developed both by already established information and social networks such as Twitter and Facebook, or more recent start ups such as Flipboard and Pinterest.