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Speed Dial



Whilst at Betaworks, the data science team had developed some tech that could quickly aggregate news from multiple social sources. 

I was tasked with finding a use for the technology in a way that might later benefit Digg. 

We found white space in creating a product that could deliver the top three trending news stories about any given topic at any time.
 
To prototype the technology we developed Speed Dial. A fun way to automatically pull (or have sent to you) the top three news stories about a news vertical. We chose to play in the celebrity news space :)  

This technology and functionality later went on to be used in building out Digg Categories and later the Digg Slack and Messenger Bots