Topix a news aggregator site is switching mode and becoming an open website. More than 1 million people posted 5.5 million comments, adding more than 30,000 comments a day in Topix. And many of the most passionate discussions were happening at the local level, reports Pandia.
Topix says: “But even with 50,000 news sources, there just wasn’t enough local news – and what news there was, couldn’t be tuned finely enough with algorithms alone. So, in April 2007, we decided to open up our site, and give anyone the power to discuss, edit and share the news that matters to them.”
Topix now invites enthusiastic readers to become the editors from where they belong. An editor is incharge of what stories and photos will be included along with writing articles as per their own convenience. For places with no editor Roboblogger does the editing.
For more information visit the Topix blog.