Who are we?
We are an independent international news website created in 2021, trying to provide you with insightful news and information you don’t know about.
You can also find more information on our Terms of service.
What we do
A few news articles are published every Friday. The information is verified and fully gives credits to the other news organizations that have helped write the piece. We inform but we are not vampires. They deserve to get traffic to their own websites and be able to monetize the work they’ve done.
You can also expect exclusive reporting or information that you haven’t heard before.
Ever heard of that word? It can be overused sometimes but the principles behind serendipity is a fortunate but unexpected discover.
We believe that users scrolling on social media want to be entertained, be fed with news that they don’t know about. They are open to be finding something new even if they don’t know what they will find.
Have you ever browsed a newspaper or read something you are not usually interested in?
We believe this is a call for serendipity.
We believe that’s what makes you intrigued in something, when you sense that you’ve just encountered something new, interesting you didn’t expect. We’d be glad it happens on this website.
By the way, this word finds its origins in the 1557 book The Three Princes of Serendip in which the princes are able to describe a missing camel that they never saw, thanks to their sagacity and a succession of fortunate accidents. Serendip is the old name of Sri Lanka.
Have you ever thought there is the same news everywhere? If that so, you may want to keep this website in mind.
We bet you would be interested in the echo chamber theory and the side effects of the same information being repeated everywhere, too.
We want to be the place where you break that circle, the place where you come because you are looking for news you wouldn’t have known otherwise.
On top of that, with so much algorithm trying to understand who you are, there is no room for discoverability anymore. There is another theory around that: the filter bubble. The idea is that the algorithms trying to predict what you like based on your previous behaviors are actually locking you down in the same type of information little by little.
And guess what? Your friends, familly or colleagues aren’t much of any help. Your social groups mostly look like you.
What you have read may indicate what you are interested in. But we believe it may not predict what you will be interested in.
If you agree with the above values, you are probably a curious mind. You already know much of what happens around you that is easily available to know in few minutes.
Most news platforms have a primary domestic audience and would relay information directly affecting you (also called the hierarchy of death). This website is not going to provide better information that the local news media about local information.
But it will bring insights about what most media you use don’t talk about, because they don’t necessarily see why it would relate with you.
Newsndip is international by essence.
Because what we see is a curious mind eager to understand what is going on outside of someone immediate world and learn from it.
You may be a German curious to understand why Norway invests in Ghana’s digital future, a Ghanaian willing to find out why the Australian intelligence agency stops referring to left or right wing extremism, an Australian surprised to see that British would likely refer themselves as coming from the working class even if they are not, a British curious about India using Internet access as a political tool, an Indian eager to learn how Mexico tries to reduce junk food next to schools, a Mexican wondering if Italy faced more poverty in 2020, an Italian amazed at how an Australian animal can produce cubic poop…
Because we want you to focus on quality content, we try to remove unnecessary features.
It doesn’t mean an underperforming website. On the contrary, we want to bring good performances in support of great content.
We aim to be clear, but not simple. As such, we will try to make the best website with a core focus on the user. For instance, our language aims to be understood by many.
One size doesn’t fit all. It’s hard to satisfy everyone and we can’t. However, we try to meet the more universal needs rather than adding complexity.
Custom-made – To come
Customization here means that you would receive a unique group of stories.
It does not mean we will infer what you will be interested in based on what you have done or any profile someone made of you. We will take the risk of not trying to dictate what you want to read, but instead give you rich opportunities.
We want to share with you news that won’t be the same from everywhere else, and unique to you.
So that you, your friends, your family or your colleagues can also come on this website still have something to discuss with somebody doesn’t know about it. We believe this makes greater discussions and makes your time with people even more valuable.
We are not interested in knowing all the details of your life since we don’t want to claim this will make our products (the news we publish) any better.
As such we don’t collect sensitive information, not do we sell them to third parties like advertisers.
We don’t want to know who you are but we want to know who comes to our website. We want to know how many visits and pages the website got. We also want to know where the traffic comes from. We consider it’s a fair use.
It’s like when you go to a shop. The owners would know that at that particular moment, you are currently in the country where the shop is. With time, they may picture a generic profile of who comes to the shop. It’s the same principle.
We are using Google analytics for our site performances with anonymized IP addresses.
To date, there is no cookie installed (which may change for avoiding logging in each time you visit our website for instance).
Today, we consider there is no need to ask for consent.
This new website has limited traffic at the moment. But the goal is not to be a charity.
Time and efforts to provide a service we hope you like would deserve to be monetized. If you think this website doesn’t provide a good value, you are free to not use it, and our relations stops there, since we don’t monetize the digital footprint you left coming in to this website.
No hard feelings, we will try to be better and welcome you back another time.
- Unknown users: you will receive advertising and the generic piece of information every one can see.
- Logged-in users: you will receive a unique set of information. You will still have advertising.
- Paying subscriber: you will receive a unique set of information. You will not see ads.
We believe in balanced revenue streams.
You don’t want ads ? Then it’s fair you pay for the content.
You don’t want to spend money to read this website (other than you internet connection and the device you bought for this purpose)? Then it’s fair you receive ads.
Business models only based on advertising revenue can become dependent on external corporations. Business models only based on subscription revenue is vulnerable in pleasing its audience opinions (you can refer to the history of the media if you don’t believe it).
We want to inform correctly, and for that we need to walk with two legs.