News Rating Service NewsTrust Launches Beta

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 29, 2006

When I first wrote about NewsTrust, an online news rating service, I wasn’t sure about how well a rating system for stories would work given the subjectivity about what’s good journalism and the potential to game results, as we’ve seen with Digg and other sites. I’m still not sure, but now the world can check it out, in beta at least. As founder Fabrice Florin explains in an email to me:

NewsTrust is our next-generation social news network, devoted to good journalism. Our free website and email/RSS feeds feature some of the best news and opinions from hundreds of trusted online sources. NewsTrust members rate news stories based on journalistic quality, not just popularity.

This will be an interesting experiment to watch.

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