Thursday, June 12, 2008

¿Qué pasó?

What is an event?

A few years ago I recall talking with Jon Husband and eventually some people from flickr about a breaking news facility that would put work from photographers at a breaking story into a basket that could be summoned by a simple tag.

AllVoices (via Dr. Weinberger) is going that idea a few better, it seems. Events become instigators of aggregated sources about them -- other news stories, blogs, images, comments (so far, no tweets even though the concept and map seem related to twittervision).

Curious to know more about the methods of aggregation. And of course to see whether we end up with original news, an additional column of the Nu YorK times, tabloidal enthusiasm, or something else. It seems very clever.

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