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Re: <nettime> FW: [IP] Craigslist Planning To Shake Up Journalism
Tapas Ray on Sat, 26 Nov 2005 18:41:21 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> FW: [IP] Craigslist Planning To Shake Up Journalism


Others have already tried this, quite successfully. Kuro5in and Slashdot 
have been doing this sort of thing for some time. Kuro5in has a more 
reader-centred, one may perhaps say "democratic" approach, and has a more 
general-interest coverage than Slashdot's "news for geeks" focus. OhmyNews, 
which takes stories from "citizen reporters", is a force to reckon with in 
South Korea and is said to have helped decide the outcome of a presidential 
election.

Tapas

> Newmark said his news project will involve Web technology to let
> readers decide which news stories are the most important. At least one
> Web site is already working this field. Digg.com invites readers to
> submit stories to be posted on its Web site. "Once a story receives
> enough (votes) from (the site's visitors) it will be promoted to the
> front page," the site explains.


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