Most folks prefer to consume news tailored to a community (Techmeme, Hacker News, Drudge Report, etc.) over news that is personally tailored to them (News.Me, Prismatic, etc.)
Why is that?
My hunch is it's because we're interested in news as a way to relate to other people –- "Did you see that game last night?!" "I can't believe Instagram did that!" -- not because we have an inherent interest in "staying informed."