Monday, September 29, 2008

I am the Washington Post and I approve this message

Washington Post goes into links. So not just its own take on politics but other people too on its new site, Political Browser. According to Publishing 2.0:

...Political Browser was born of a determined effort by The Post to get into the news aggregation game. Eric [Pianin, the Politics Editor] told me that interest in news aggregation extends to the highest level of The Post’s senior leadership, including Katherine Weymouth — they have been “fascinated” by the success of aggregation sites like Drudge, Huffington Post, Hotline, and others.

Beyond aggregation - post-google perhaps? - comes the “stamp of approval”, trust and context. Interesting.

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