Good News is a news service app that, as its name suggests, is dedicated to delivering positive and uplifting news stories. The app was conceived and developed as a response to today’s “doom scrolling” phenomenon — the tendency for social media users to spend a disproportionate amount of time consuming negative news, which is exasperated by the fact negative content tends to be favored by social media algorithms.
With the slogan “Your Daily Dose of Optimism,” Good News sets out to combat the current imbalance in news consumption by bringing to the forefront positive news stories. The service, much like other news aggregators, highlights news stories and events on a daily basis. However, in the case of Good News, story curation skews to those that are hopeful, inspirational, and motivating.