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We love geeks — let’s just put that out there. We’re a bunch of word nerds who sit in a room full of Web developers. So it’s with genuine affection that we make this observation: you folks sure do like geeky things.
But that’s not the only popular channel whose topic could’ve elicited playground taunts, from the politically wonky to the science-nerdish. Nudge your glasses up your nose and straighten your pocket protector for the rest of this list.
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If you were to add only one Trove channel, it should be the one that more people have added in the last 24 hours than any other: our Science channel. It’s a gold mine of facts about the world around us that’s sure to catch your interest — and, if you’re so inclined, fuel precious minutes of dinner-party conversation.
If your curiosity isn’t piqued in the first screen of results, then you need to get some more curiosity.
Here’s the rest of the top 10 channel adds from the past 24 hours.
» 2012 Presidential Election
» Barack Obama
» Indie Music
» Major League Baseball
» Social Media
» NHL Hockey
The news of Osama bin Laden’s death might be the top story on most sites, but Trove users have been more intrigued with news about something closer to home — so close, it’s actually in their pockets.
The most viewed channel over the past 24 hours? The iPhone channel. Possibly because of that new white iPhone that was recently unveiled, or possibly because we’re all still wondering how much personal information our phones are whispering back to their makers.
Personal data is also central to the second most popular channel of the day: PlayStation. Members of the network that powers the Sony device are still reeling from a massive data breach that exposed some users’ credit card information.
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After months of development and weeks of eager anticipation, we’re excited to invite you to try out Trove, a site that allows you to bend the news to your will.
Log in through Facebook Connect at Trove.com, then check out our streams of customized news organized in channels. You can choose from the thousands our editors have already created (like Libya, Barack Obama, Science, and, mmmm, Beer) — or you can make your own using the search bar at the top of any Trove page.
And please tell us what you think of Trove! We’re curious to hear your input.