Trove.com is a new type of social media sharing website and mobile application which is focused on their members finding, tagging, and sharing their favorite news stories and topics with their friends, family, and Trove community.
How Does It Work?
Once you become a member of Trove.com, you’ll be asked to provide information on what kind of news stories you are interested in. The website says that in order to get the best results, members should try to be as specific as possible. For example, if you are interested in stories about health policies and regulations, you should mark your interest as “Healthcare” and not “Health,” which will return a much wider range of articles.
The Trove algorithms collect articles from thousands of different online sources, as well as stories that are added by their community of readers. All stories are analyzed by names, keywords, places, and topics, with the most relevant results being placed at the top of the Trove results.
Members of this social media site who wish to add articles from around the internet that they find are referred to as “curators.” When you add an article, you’ll be asked whether you want to add it to an existing Trove, or create a new Trove topic that you feel is more accurate.
Between reader added articles and the articles sourced from around the internet, this website wants to be the best place for people to share the news they think is most important with their friends and family.
Currently this service is available as a downloadable mobile application for iOS, Android, and Amazon Fire phone operating systems, as well as can simply be used on any home computer through their webpage.
The Trove website is very clear that this service is completely free, whether you are downloading their app, using their service to simply find interesting news articles, or if you become a Trove curator and actually begin creating your own Troves of information.
Since this company does not charge their customers any money to become members or to create Troves, they do not offer any Refund Policy to their customers. If you click on a third party link and purchase a product on another website, you’ll need to refer to that website when dealing with refunds or returns.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link.
This company has generally received positive reviews from third party independent reviewers like the New York Times and the Today Show, which isn’t surprising given that the Washington Post was behind their original conception.
Users of their mobile applications generally provide positive reviews of what they have to offer and how simple it is to use their application, but there are some complaints with how often the apps can and do crash.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different social media sites across the internet which are not necessarily dedicated to news sharing, but which certainly facilitate news sharing, like Pinterest and Facebook, but people who are interested in the specificity of what this social media network offers their users should feel to try it, especially since it is free.
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