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CNN Lite Reviews

Text-only CNN, for mobile limited coverage

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  • Any tips on how to stop doom-scrolling, while still staying updated on what’s going on in the world?
    I made a list of text-only or very low-stim websites and just use those for news headlines. For instance there's a text-only version of CNN at I also read Hacker News at which is pretty minimalist. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • Chrome extension to read CNN news (
    I put together a chrome extension to read CNN news ( Here is the link to install: - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • BBC Modi Documentary Removal
    > Film as a media is a far more potent vector for propaganda than print. I definitely agree with this, but in my perception the moving images themselves are secondary in effect to the audio. Tone of voice and emotive music in particular are very powerful methods of hacking emotions. When watching videos that I think are trying to be manipulative with music or tone of voice, I like to mute the audio and... - Source: Hacker News / about 2 months ago
  • FAA Ground Stop for All Flights Due to Notam Outage
    Https:// It's the best way to get the news. No filler, no adds and it works on a 2g mobile. - Source: Hacker News / 2 months ago
  • Why scientists dug up the father of genetics Gregor Mendel, and analyzed his DNA
    Indeed. I also have but in general it seems rare. - Source: Hacker News / 3 months ago
  • Website Fidelity
    > that's why they provide That doesn't seem to be the default presentation I get when I browse on my phone, via Firefox or Safari. That a lite version exists is great, but if it's invisible (unless you know, and you enter the URL manually), it might as well not exist. - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Website Fidelity
    I have tried to view on a phone, that's why they provide Admittedly, headline authorship has been discarded in favor of clickbait, and text isn't as eye-catching as images, so the site and articles are weirdly uncompelling when compared to the main site or other news sources. Celebrity gossip and scandals just fall flat in text, making it much easier to glean the handful of factual... - Source: Hacker News / 5 months ago
  • Despite faster broadband every year, web pages don't load any faster
    > In the comments I mostly see "because of js and adtech", but is there a factual analysis somewhere ? I'm not sure what sort of analysis you're looking for, but different sites have different problems. I'm not convinced that averaging them makes sense, and it's very difficult to create a reasonable metric. As soon as you start measuring some specific metric, people will optimize for it whilst still making the... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Why don't websites offer a “low power mode”
    For less pragmatic reasons I already tend to read news from text-only pages. For example, and They are far less noisy in every way. If they have something visual I want to see, I just highlight the title and "Search for..." the graphic version. You'd think sites like this would have a direct link to the article from the text-only page, but if you click what they give... - Source: Hacker News / 6 months ago
  • Doesn’t make any sense at all
    CNN has one good thing that many do not. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Show HN: I ranked news websites by speed
    Didn't know exists Looks very clean, thanks for this. - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • Show HN: I ranked news websites by speed
    Odd to see CNN last when exists. Maybe that should be another entry? - Source: Hacker News / 9 months ago
  • CNN cutting back on over-hyping everything as “breaking news”
    FYI, to your first point about ads and pop ups, you can use the lite version. It’s much faster. - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Looking for a simple, minimalist news site to get headlines every day without fluff.
    I'm a big fan of the Brutalist Report, also Lite CNN, and Text Only NPR. - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Russia invades Ukraine
    Having connection issues? Bookmark CNN's lite site for fast connectivity. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • CNN's Jeff Zucker and His Cronies Manipulated the News
    Cable news is a waste. Anything worth hearing about will be written up by a newspaper. And with newspapers now having websites, cable news doesn't even have an immediacy advantage. The only thing cable news can do better than newspapers is show you live footage of something happening, but that's good for little but gawking at. And if you really must get CNN's take on things, is much... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: Is There a CNN .Onion Instance?
    I searched for (but didn't find), a Tor CNN .Onion Address, preferably for the lite-weight, text-version; of the News feed. - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Ask HN: As someone living in Russia, how can I prepare for Internet shutdowns?
    This is entirely personal, but from my past experiences, my #1 priority would be to binge-buy a large number of e-books. It's better to have a vast pool of interesting reading distractions, and not need them, then to need them but not have them. It's possible you find a technical solution that works, but only at extremely low bandwidth. Most of the WWW stops working in this scenario -- you hit hard networking... - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • Show HN: The Brutalist Report – A rolling snapshot of the day’s headlines
    There was something similar posted here a couple (few?) years ago, but I think it was curated by hand - can't find it now. Also worth mentioning and - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago
  • What is something ancient that only an Internet Veteran can remember?
    Http:// is beautiful if you haven't seen it. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • When tracking your period lets companies track you
    CNN also has the lite version: - Source: Hacker News / about 1 year ago

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