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Newsvine: Smart and Getting Smarter

Newsvine took off the wraps today, and I have to say it’s one of the best efforts yet in combining the knowledge of the community with the news. I’ll be saying more about it in an upcoming post, but this is one of the sites you have to watch if you care about the future of news.

The same applies to, which has a tech focus and is getting pretty good at surfacing news that matters in the tech world. People vote on stories and they move up or down accordingly.

What both lack, as far as I can tell, is a way to add individual reputations — chosen by the user — to the mix. I like knowing what the community considers interesting. I like knowing what certain people consider interesting a great deal more.

1 Comment on “Newsvine: Smart and Getting Smarter”

  1. #1 Mike Davidson
    on Mar 5th, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    Dave Chappelle on Newsvine!…

    Something happened on Newsvine’s opening day that really validated to us where this whole project is going. It had nothing to do with the traffic, the kind reviews, or the reports about us being acquired. It was a simple post by Newsvine member Core…