Opinions are lasting sentiments and ideas that you feel strongly about. Think about it as a core value that can be applied to many situations. You might want to use it in an environmental, social or economic context. Here’s one example: Our environmental laws are inadequate. This opinion could be tagged to articles on pollution, legislation, environmental movements, etc. It’s meant to bring together a large group of people who feel the same way.
Imagine the power of connecting people who share the same values to issues in their own backyards. As people support the opinion and tag it to related articles, it gains visibility. The right opinion has a momentum of its own. It’s a fantastic way to see what resonates with people, and build a profile in a community that is sustained on thoughtful, analytical writing.
Trending Opinions on PressReader
If you’re visiting PressReader for the very first time, you might miss the wealth of discussions happening in the community. So, we’ve made it easy for you to see what’s going on with Trending Opinions. These will show you the most recent opinions made and shared on PressReader.
Opinions are similar to hashtags but they take the form of a position or statement. They’re ideas that you feel strongly about that can be attached to many different stories on PressReader. If you believe, for example, that “Education is a basic right”, then you might attach it to stories as diverse as girls being barred from school, or the high cost of secondary education. It’s meant to bring together a large group of people who feel the same way. Imagine the power of connecting people who share the same values to issues in their own backyards!
To find trending opinions, just swipe right in the Home Feed. The Trending Opinions will appear almost immediately to ask whether you agree with any of them. You can click on an opinion to see more of the discussion, or tap on the +1 to support it without leaving your Home Feed.
When you support an opinion, you’ll see updates from it added to your Home Feed. The updates will appear as the next article in your Home Feed whenever someone adds the opinion to an article or post. So you’ll see posts on discussions you care about as they’re happening, and will have the opportunity to jump into an active conversation on issues that you care about.
In the Home Feed, you can quickly navigate to an opinion that matters to you. All of your opinions are added to the menu on the left side of the screen. Just tap on one of these to see the latest discussions and articles, and jump in!
Opinions that you contribute to, share and actively participate in will help you earn status towards becoming an Opinion Leader. When you achieve Opinion Leader status, you’ll find new tags on your Channel page, just below your name.
How to create an opinion
Once you have signed in on PressReader, just right-click on any article in the Home Feed and select 'Comment'.
The comment field allows you to write as much as you like, and to share your own photos or online videos.
Opinions, on the other hand, are short summary statements that take a side on an issue. You can add opinions just below the comment box.
Add your opinion to news stories on PressReader to make your voice heard on issues you care about. Example opinions are: “Save the arctic,” or “Ban flamethrowers.” Opinions gain momentum as more people support them.
What are the most popular opinions?
There are so many PressReader articles published, shared and commented on every day. Are you wondering what everyone’s talking about? Now you can find all current discussions happening on PressReader on the Opinion Trends map.
Do you want the local scoop? The map will display the most active opinions in your community. The green circles represent people supporting those opinions. Just click on a circle to zoom in, or zoom out for a more global perspective. The list of opinions appears on the right. You can sort them by popularity , recency , or a combination of both , using the icons at the top.
Browse the list of opinions for topics that interest you, or just have a peek at what your neighbors are saying. Each statement will show the total number of supporters at the beginning and recent recruits at the end:
If you find one that you agree with, tap on the button to show your support.
Do you want to make a name for yourself on PressReader? You’ll find a list of the top opinion leaders below the map. The tags tell you which topics each person is most passionate about. The darker the color of the tag, the more popular the topic. Become an opinion leader on PressReader by rallying supporters to your cause. Just add your opinions to articles, share them to your social networks, and make your voice heard!