[Keyword: onlinejournalism]. Another good pointer from Poynter (sorry): Digg.com
“a technology news website that employs non-hierarchical editorial control. With Digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allowing an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do.” It is gaining popularity rapidly. Business Week Online recently featured its founders.
“An interesting aspect is that Digg.com is considering expanding its range of topics, which has caused quite a bit of discussion among its users. Perhaps this system indeed could work with breaking news better than anything we know yet. Thousands of users who push a story to the front page might scoop all the wires and automated systems that take time to crawl the Web.“