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What are you reporting on?

The concept is deceptively simple. Just ask reporters to share what they’re reporting on with other reporters and the public. Then, let them network with each other for advice/tips/a sounding board on similar stories. Let the public vote up, digg-style, topics they want to read about.

I don’t know if it’ll work, but I like the idea, which is apparently Ryan Sholin‘s.

I saw it because when Mindy McAdams joined the Facebook group, “What are you reporting on?”, it showed up in my Facebook newsfeed. When I went to the group I saw the Twitter account and started following it. I only share this process to show you why social networking sites are awesome, not just for posting party pictures or stalking old friends, but also for finding out about projects I’d never have heard about.

Definitely something to keep an eye on.

One Response to “What are you reporting on?”

  1. Ryan Says:

    I know, I know, it still sounds pretty vague. I’m working on a mockup so at least I have a prop to point to when I try to explain that it’s like Twitter, but with some Digg, and a little bit of Facebook thrown in, but it could be written in Django really easily, although WordPress would be simple enough. And thanks for the add!