Gaining 20 seconds of fame hanging off the coattails of citizen journalism

DigitalEdge:

These aggregators take it far beyond simple feed organization a la Bloglines. The centerpiece of Greensboro101 is a “Featured Articles” section that includes highlights culled from local blogs, along with some articles exclusive to the site. Beyond that, there is an automatically updated list of the latest blog posts from several dozen active local blogs and LiveJournal accounts, with names like SouthernRants, Hogg’s Blog and Lux et Umbra. There are also active message boards, a media gallery (including phoned-in comments), and “open publishing” forms where even the blogless can upload an article or picture.


Personal note: Tears of joy, I tell you. This is my first step towards my first Bloggie. When I win, I promise I won’t forget all of you…

  • Ben, are you riding the coattails or are you wearing the coat?

  • Ben, are you riding the coattails or are you wearing the coat?

  • *laugh* Riding. I suppose I’m part of the coat in a small fashion. I’m one of those people that like to stay in the background and make things happen. Yes, definitely riding. Maybe some side-saddle when you really get down to it. *laugh*

  • *laugh* Riding. I suppose I’m part of the coat in a small fashion. I’m one of those people that like to stay in the background and make things happen. Yes, definitely riding. Maybe some side-saddle when you really get down to it. *laugh*