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Social networks and news

My latest for The Guardian takes a look at a new Project for Excellence in Journalism study on Digg, Reddit and, which allow users to recommend their favorite stories. Can the power of social networks help save the news business?

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    This is an interesting piece! I just want to echo the need for a reputation measure in addition to popularity. Anecdotally, I’ve never really thought of as a way to share “news” stories. For me, any time I find a news story, quirky incident, or just something I want to remember, I’ll add it to my account. For instance, when I can’t remember where I read about that geostationary banana over texas, I find it easily on my delicious account. That doesn’t mean I think it’s “news.”

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