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30Aug/060

Wikio, a new news aggregation and moderation site

It’s becoming clearer by the day that news is too important to be left to the media corporations. They show us what they would like us to learn and believe, but that is often not what really happened. With modern technology it should be easier to give this power to the people. This idea works quite well with blogs, e.g., Memeorandum.com.

News aggregation has been dominated by Google News. Now there is a new French site called Wikio.com that looks promising. It’s still in beta, but TechCrunch has had a look. Digg.com, of course also works well, but is mostly for technology topics.