For several years, I’ve used My Yahoo as my homepage when I open my internet browser. It is very customizable, so you can have it display news, temperature/weather forecast, sports scores for your favorite teams, comic strips, Dear Abby columns, and the like. However, starting a couple of months ago, the quality of the Yahoo News Top Stories section has declined greatly. Instead of showing the most important headlines of the day, I see crap like this (copied verbatim, except for my commentary in italics):
HK movie mogul Run Run Shaw has died at age 107 “- 17 minutes ago” who the fuck is that?
Airlines cancel flights as cold hobbles operations “- 27 minutes ago” fair enough that this should be listed
French company demos driverless shuttle at CES “- 28 minutes ago” fair enough
Biden calls Iraqi leaders amid sectarian violence “- 28 minutes ago” fair enough
MakerBot goes bigger, with head-sized 3-D printer “- 30 minutes ago” don’t care, but I guess it might be sort of newsworthy
Salvage job for United in League Cup semis “- 32 minutes ago” why the hell is this important? Are they talking about Manchester United? DC United? United Airlines?
Japan whalers driven from hunting ground, says Sea Shepherd “- 33 minutes ago” OK
BCS WATCH: Auburn takes 14-3 lead over Florida St “- 34 minutes ago” definitely not newsworthy, except perhaps when the game is over
Are there any alternatives that will show me real news in addition to the temperature and the scores of teams I actually like?