Does checking your news feed in the morning fill you with dread?
Google wants to change your relationship with the news by offering a new tool to bring more positive stories from around the internet to the top of your newsfeed. Even slicker, the company is using its new high-tech voice assistant to make your morning less dreary.
Designed to dole out a daily digest of positive stories simply, users can now just ask Google Assistant to “Tell me something good.” In Google’s terms, the company says many of us are wading in a “hope gap” — the idea that the more you focus on problems rather than the solutions, the more prone you are to feel fear and anxiety. The hope gap makes it easy to get trapped in a place where you can’t problem-solve.