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Conversation on Thursday Evening About Social News Sites

I’m among the speakers this Thursday evening in a conversation is about “evolution and growing influence” of social news sites. Others on the program include Karen Brophy, Yahoo News; Amy Dalton,; Steve Huffman,; and Jay Adelson,

It’s open to the public (no cost) at the Yahoo mother ship in Sunnyvale, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sign up here.

2 Comments on “Conversation on Thursday Evening About Social News Sites”

  1. #1 SteveSgt
    on Aug 24th, 2007 at 7:37 pm

    You had some very forward thinking observations, when you had a chance to talk. I hoped you would have taken the floor a few more times.

    I liked your comments about the difficulty of automating a reputation system, and your comments about how too much citizen reporting could further reduce the reportage of the “big” stories — those that take time and money and connections.

    Thanks for appearing. It was an interesting event.

  2. #2 Dan Gillmor
    on Aug 25th, 2007 at 7:06 pm


    Just to clarify one thing. I don’t think there can be too much citizen reporting. But I don’t want to lose the kinds of things that we get from traditional media now. Perhaps we’ll find a way to replace it exactly (I’m skeptical) if the business model fully collapses. I think we need both.