Posted on : 14-01-2010 | By : Vadim Lavrusik | In : Online Journalism, Social Media
Tags: aggregator, blogging, journalism, new media, newscred, newspaper, online, Twitter
After two years, NewsCred relaunched its website today to give users the ability to create their own customized newspaper – without the paper.
Basically, the site allows users to create their own edition by aggregating news, images, search for key terms, and videos. It’s another tool for personalized news, putting it in a easy-to-read fashion, but not different from the likes of other readers or aggregators out there. The unique aspect is that this site brings in original content into the mix. Users can write their own “editorials” or blog posts.
The customization seems to be this site’s appeal. You can create your own design style, and users can also follow other NewsCred publishers’ newspapers in true Twitter fashion. The design, however, seems to not be as customizable as some platforms, which may be a strength and weakness.