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 Digg.com, 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.