LinkedIn is running a new social network news stream service. The basic concept is that the news which shows up is customized by you and influenced primarily by what other users share. This would make it so that you see things which are the closest to your own network, interests, and industry. Go check it out if you want. News Service
My question is, would you actually use something like this? Most people aren't super into reading the news, and when they do it is often more recreational than work-oriented: reading the sports page or the comics, rather than business news and so forth. If it were specifically targeted to you, however, would you read it?