Word of the Week: Newsvine
Newsvine: Newsvine is a social news aggregator with a user-generated content twist. The site pulls news stories from across the Web and classifies each article into a relevant category. Users can comment on or vote for the stories, and their level of popularity determines which items appear on the front page. With a free account, users also get their own “column” with a custom URL to share with people, much like a blog. On their columns, users can post original content and links for others to read and comment on. Also, if a story from anywhere on the Internet is not yet on Newsvine, users can “seed the vine;” with just a few clicks, the story is added to that user’s column, as well as other places on the Newsvine site.