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MySpace.com has launched a beta of a news site it hopes will bring more advertising revenue to the popular social networking site.
MySpace News is a hybrid between standard news-aggregation sites, such as Google News, and a news-rating site such as Digg Inc. Like Google and other news sites from portals such as Yahoo Inc. and AOL LLC, MySpace News brings in content from a variety of news outlets. But the site also has a Digg-like feature that lets MySpace users rate stories they see on the site, and share stories with other site users.
MySpace Launches Beta of News Aggregation Site [pcworld.com]
One complaint I have about Digg is that the categories are kind of awkward. MySpace would bring less of a techie perspective, I assume, and might have better organization.
As of today, the "top news" stories all have 2-3 votes. The very top news story is a user-submitted video of somebody sailing a 1040 Schedule C made into a paper airplane.
MySpace's users certainly are the most qualified to sort news stories!
ROFL. A slow start indeed. It could be they are waiting to get any kinks out of the system before they start promoting the heck out of it, giving it more visibility, etc.
Where are the people using link grammar and natural language processing to develop the artificial intelligence necessary for the production of a truly Semantic Web?
Am I the only person alive working on this crap? Because I occasionally get the feeling that I am.
No, I know... that's just wishful thinking.