Monday, February 11, 2008

Are Curated news links the next big thing?

Scott Carp's initiative Publish2 is perhaps a harbinger of the shift in the social bookmarking/social news business where the likes of Digg and Reddit have long ruled. Digg mobs, Reddit spammers, Digg Bury Brigades have become part of the New Media Lexicon.

While Digg boasts of Pro-Ron Paul Diggers, Reddit is heavily pro-Obama and as Obama threatens to take pole position in the Democratic Party primaries, Diggers are shifting to Obama. No one is 'working' for Hillary, but that is another story.

The point is:
Journalists should have more activity in Online Social News bookmarking and online news will be better for it.

Bias, there is will be, but it will be offset by better categorization.

I am waiting for the day when I see tags like this:
Pro Obama
Pro Hillary

Scott writes about the innovative things he and his journalist friends are doing with Publish2.

I wrote about the possibility of having Digg run by journalists.
Is Publish2 just such as thing?

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At 6:47 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

When are you going to launch Bighow properly?

- SF Dan


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