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Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A. Author/Speaker/Consultant
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Wednesday, November 08, 2006  

Newgie.com - A Smarter News Portal and RSS Feed Directory

Newgie.com is about delivering the news that people are interested in most. Historically people have had to rely on media providers to not only deliver quality news stories but also to determine which stories are newsworthy enough to merit front-page status. Newgie uses the attention given to each news story by its readers to determine which stories are the most “newsy”. News still comes from the same reputable news sources that people are accustomed to using, but rather than viewing news as pre-packaged by the media, Newgie users view their news based on its “newsiness”, as determined by their peers. Unlike traditional web 2.0 news-organizers, Newgie utilizes implicit human actions, such as page views, recommendations, and favorites, to determine “newsiness”, rather than a voting mechanism. By focusing on natural actions that people take whenever they read the news, Newgie focuses on the most innate indications of interest in the story. The result is that Newgie users easily find news stories neatly organized into hundreds of subject categories that are the most interesting, the most current, and of course the most newsy! Newgie's news database is coninuously updated with news stories from thousands of the most respected news providers. You then have the ability to sort through these news articles using a variety of Newgie's proprietary organizational tools. And Newgie's IntelliRank powered Newsiness score will help you easily locate the most relevant and important articles so that no time is wasted. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the resource page of my Bots Blogs and News Aggregators presentation.

posted by Marcus Zillman | 4:20 AM
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