Curate.me, formerly known as XYDO Brief, is making its public debut today after a 6-month invitation-only beta period which attracted some 20,000 users. Essentially, the service delivers personalized news to your email inbox based on your interests and data mined from your favorite social networks and news sources.
The news-via-email service, which reminds us of News.me, self-reportedly generates over 500,000 pieces of ‘content’ from Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ and the broader Web on a daily basis.
Curate.me, a XYDO service, also enables users to create categories in order to capture the content that is most likely relevant and interesting to them.
Think Techmeme for any type of news (rather than just tech), enhanced by your social graph and your perceived interests, and delivered to your email when you indicate that you’re most likely to be receptive for it.
Personally, I’m convinced that no automated tool will ever be so amazing that it manages to deliver me news that’s personalized to such a degree that I consider all presented items to be ‘must-read’, but obviously your mileage may vary.
One of the main problems I often encounter with machine-curated news services is that they often serve up things I’ve already read or seen, and I would be very surprised if Curate.me discovered how to fix that.