All the world's credible news, in one place
Launched today Newscred ranks news according to its "credibility." A Newscred spokesperson told Ars Technica:
"Our algorithms analyze this data, and unlike other social news sites, we use the data to present the news based on quality, not popularity..."
This is who is behind Newscred:
Iraj is a serial entrepreneur from Sweden having worked on multiple technology startups. He was ranked #3 in "Sweden's Top 25 Entrepreneurs 2006" by IT-magazine Internetworld. He's one of the lucky few who found his life's calling at the age of 14 - building beautiful web apps that kick ass. When he's not obsessing about the hottest open-source technologies he loves watching FC Barcelona draw triangles on a football pitch.
Shafqat went the mainstream route. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S.E. in Computer Engineering and B.A. in Economics and was a VP of technology on Wall Street. He soon realized that titles were meaningless because you could neither eat them, nor trade them in for cash. So he decided to follow his life's passion and dive head-first into the entrepreneureal world.
Both of them are avid news readers and are passionate about new media and the changing face of journalism.
I'm emailing them right now.
The BBC's take by Rory Cellan-Jones.