Om Mailk talks about an interesting new News service on his blog. They’re called Newsvine. Says Om of them:
So what these guys have done is basically mashed-up traditional online news site with About.com, Del.icio.us and OhMyNews and created a rather interesting blend of citizen journalism.
Newsvine from what I gather take in newsfeeds from Assoicated Press and the like, allow tagging and allow you to add your own commmentary which will share space with the “professional” stuff. Adds Om:
So if you are a LA Lakers fan, then your columns could be featured right next to AP copy on a URL that will essentially look like Newsvine.com/Lakers.
But wait, this goes a step further and doesn’t just appeal to your vanity as it could make you money too:
you get a piece of the advertising that is sold against content you generated
This is good. There are a good deal of bloggers out there who are far better than some of the press release rewriters. Perhaps some could make a career out of this but I would think many will just make extra beer money but if they write about what they are passionate about and are under no pressure jobwise or financially to talk about crap they don’t care about, then we don’t see it.
I’m still ruminating the Newsroom.ie idea and it being a hub of citizen journalism. This could be a way to do it.
Mike Davidson just unveiled a helluva lot more details about Newsvine. Nice tagline:
At Newsvine, we feel strongly that an articleâ€™s life only begins the second it is published.