“I’ve been working for big media for over a dozen years now. And to be honest, I am always close to giving up. While all my nouveau riche Silicon Valley friends cash in their start-ups, I’ve been preparing the epitaph on my days working in this industry:”
I wouldn’t call Newsvine ‘citizen journalism’ or ‘participatory journalism’ as this lede does, but picking up a ‘social news’ site is a smart play: Soon, MSNBC stories will be part of the native wire content on Newsvine.
Kevin’s notes on Newsvine, especially the bits about making it clear to the user what exactly they’re supposed to Do (capital D)… Define your verbs, indeed.
Newsvine gets cooler – being able to get rid of some modules on the homepage and simplify things a bit might make me want to use it.