Mike Davidson on Newsvine, the attractively-logo’d new startup he left Disney/ESPN to found:

Newsvine is a large-scale news media site which gives you almost all the same stories you read on sites like MSNBC and CNN but presents them in a much more attractive package. Attractive not just in looks but in function as well. At Newsvine, we feel strongly that an article’s life only begins the second it is published. It is only when readers interact with it that it achieves its full impact.

It’s an interesting idea: to do large-scale news with weblog-infused sensibilities, as opposed to the perspective of a large-scale print or TV company. I think there’s an opportunity here for something much more “webby” than what the print/TV companies typically do with their web sites.

Tuesday, 15 November 2005