Newsvine | 802 Online
Pin It
Favorite

Friday, March 3, 2006

Newsvine

Posted By on Fri, Mar 3, 2006 at 10:07 AM

click to enlarge newsvine_wall.jpg

There's a new media aggregator on the block — Newsvine launched yesterday. Haven't spent much time there yet, but it basically aggregates content from local and national news sources like local bloggers and the AP — and eventually Seven Days, I guess — onto one web page. Like a little online newspaper. 

To find local news, you can click on our region, Burlington/Plattsburgh. Up there now are some AP stories and a blog post by beta tester Gahlord Dewald (husband of Seven Days calendar writer and 802 guest blogger Meghan Dewald). Apparently, placement of stories is user-driven (there's a rating system), and anyone can post their own stories or articles they like from other sources.

I don't have a review yet, since I'm still in the process of creating my account, but I think it has a lot of potential. The founders have experience at Disney and EXSPN, and they've been building this for awhile. A site like this makes a lot of sense on a lot of levels. I wonder if it'll get mobbed by partisans or interest groups, or if it really will be a reflection of the community? Anyone try it out yet?

UPDATE: John Cook of the Seattle Post Intelligencer gives some background on Newsvine here. And keep in mind this is just one of several news aggregators popping up.   

UPDATE II: Speaking of news aggregators, I want to put a plug in for one I like, altweeklies.com. It compiles some of the best stories from the alt. weekly newspapers across the country. Occasionally you come across some really great stories that you wouldn't otherwise see.

Got something to say? Send a letter to the editor and we'll publish your feedback in print!

Pin It
Favorite

Did you appreciate this story?

Show us your ❤️ by becoming a Seven Days Super Reader.

About The Author

Cathy Resmer

Cathy Resmer

Bio:
Deputy publisher Cathy Resmer is an organizer of the Vermont Tech Jam, and compiles a weekly tech e-newsletter every Monday. She also oversees HR, helps manage Seven Days' digital staff and oversees its parenting publication, Kids VT. In 2018, she designed and administered a statewide youth civics project, the... more

More by Cathy Resmer

  • Social Sentinel, Burlington Code Academy and Maureen McElaney Win Awards at 12th Vermont Tech Jam
  • Vermont's Top Innovators Honored at Tech Jam 2018

    Social Sentinel, a Burlington-based company that identifies threatening content on social media, was among the winners of the 2018 Tech Jam awards, presented last Friday at the 12th Vermont Tech Jam. The prizes, given annually by the Vermont Technology Alliance, BTV Ignite and Seven Days, recognize leaders in the state's tech ecosystem. The awards ceremony was the culmination of a busy day at the free career and tech expo organized by Seven Days and presented by Vermont Works. Representatives from more than 50 companies and colleges talked with hundreds of attendees who walked the expo floor. Jeff Couture, executive director of the Vermont Technology Alliance, said he talked with job seekers from across Vermont and outside the state at the event, "including someone, suitcase in hand, who visited from North Carolina."
    • Oct 23, 2018
  • Inspiring Projects to See, Hear and Play With at the Vermont Tech Jam
  • Inspiring Projects to See, Hear and Play With at the Vermont Tech Jam

    • Oct 17, 2018
  • The Tech Issue — 2018
  • The Tech Issue — 2018

    • Oct 17, 2018
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Keep commenting classy! Read our guidelines...

Note: Comments are limited to 300 words.

Latest in 802 Online

Keep up with us Seven Days a week!

Sign up for our fun and informative
newsletters:

All content © 2019 Da Capo Publishing, Inc. 255 So. Champlain St. Ste. 5, Burlington, VT 05401
Website powered by Foundation