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News - Bursting your bubble

Active mindfulness is a driving aspiration for me in 2021. I’ve had annual concept drives based on a single word to provide an anchor to my year before but this is the first year I have blogged as I carry out its meditation to make my thinking sustainable.

2020 was boundaries2016 was legacy.

I can’t recall 17, 18, or 19!

2021... mindfulness 

In my 12apps for 2021 blog post... one of those apps was GroundNews.




It’s easy to fall foul of the ‘giving you want you want to hear’ algorithm or ‘showing you what you like or what is similar’ algorithm. It’s important to get a balanced view of the world. Not the same as sitting on the fence. You must have an opinion in order to have it challenged or changed. If you have an opinion you should expect it to be challenged and be prepare to concede to change. 

It’s important not to be easily led or easily swayed. Important too is to stand your ground while entertaining the notion you could be wrong. Answer are you? Am I?

Ground News outlines bias and illustrates balance. It rates reports on a scale positioning them on a political spectrum of Far Left, Left Leaning, Centre, Right Leaning, Far Right. Familiar news sources are ranked as discs to represent the breadth of coverage.


This is then presented with a line to show left, centre and right balance in turn revealing bias. 

I’d been using the free version aware that their was a subscription. It seemed to have a very US strong leaning but I expected it was limited choice resulting from the free tier. I did feel I was seeing a wide view of the world that my own back(BBC)yard.

Today I subscribed.

I’ve had the app on my mobile devices and the chrome browser extension. Today I was reading deeper into a story reviewing perspectives of reports leaning left and those to the right. Subscribe popped up as I’d reach a boundary. 

I’ve been impressed by the lack of overt influence to subscribe. £9.99 for the year in the face of my mindfulness journey seemed a good move.

If you want to try it out and want a month free here is a GroundNews Referral Code: 758951
Here is how this code can be redeemed:

After subscribing I received this email...

“Thank you for subscribing to Ground News Pro and welcome to our community as one of our early subscribers :) We have a small team of 7 but we’re dedicated to providing you the best and most informative news experience. So, please feel free to email me with suggestions, problems, or feedback at any time.”
I love the app even more!

Thanks for reading. Please leave me a comment. I’m not writing these posts to be read by a specific target audience just to sharpen my capacity to post regularly. Lunchtime Livestream will be returning for a fourth series in February.