Slow News Is Well-Reported News

Bill Keller, 62, is a reporter by trade. Today, he’s Executive Editor at The New York Times, nevertheless, he identifies as a reporter. This Sunday, the Time’s Magazine will carry an article by Keller on the state of journalism, false celebrity and the artlessness of aggregation. The piece is also an open attack on Arianna […]

One Smart Read, With An Emphasis On One

The Wall Street Journal’s Digits blog reports that Ongo, a news-aggregation service backed by the New York Times Co., Washington Post Co. and Gannett Co. went live on Tuesday morning. But will consumers pay to have otherwise free news neatly packaged in a single place? Ongo charges $6.99 per month for access to the New […]

Holding Company Aggregates Its Social Elements — Seeks More In The Sum

Euro RSCG Worldwide has officially launched Euro RSCG Social, a new cross-discipline, cross-leadership social media arm of the global agency network. “We put digital at the core of our agencies globally back in 2005. Today we’re probably doing more in the social media space than any other agency globally and this move simply groups all […]

The Orginal Aggregator Expands Its Offerings

Reader’s Digest is a monthly general-interest family magazine co-founded in 1922 by Lila Bell Wallace and DeWitt Wallace. For many years, Reader’s Digest was the best-selling consumer magazine in the United States, losing that distinction in 2009 to Better Homes and Gardens. According to Wikipedia, Reader’s Digest reaches more readers with household incomes of $100,000+ […]

To Aggregate, Or Not To Be

WallRSS aggregates and displays branded content on Facebook. Basically, digital agency Attention “RSSed Facebook,” with help from FeedMagnet. WallRSS gives you Facebook brand updates, without having to deal with the usual Facebook wall distractions like Farmville, Mafia Wars and endless Poking wars. Personally, I’d like the site better if it let me create my own […]

Skimming Isn’t Knowing

Newser is an aggregator with an attitude. Face it: there’s too much news. At Newser, we choose the most important stories from hundreds of US and international sources and reduce them to a headline, picture, and two paragraphs. And we do it 24/7–you can come back morning, noon, night (and in between) for something new […]

Media Deathmatch Du Jour: Michael Wolff Vs. Mark Cuban

Rich guy, Mark Cuban, believes news sites ought to block aggregators from “pointing to” their content. The major news sites are keeping the aggregators that don’t originate news content alive. From Drudge Report on down. You (Murdoch) are crazy to do so. Let the search engines send you traffic. Block the rest. Your revenue impact […]

Today In Twitterverse: Aggregators

There’s just too damn much information coursing through these nets. It’s overkill, unless you have the proper tools to manage it. One of the new tools to emerge on the back of Twitter’s open API is the Twitter aggregator. Dave Winer is aggregating tweets from celebs and New York Times journos. German citizens are aggregating […]