Monday, October 02, 2006

WikiNews - Good Archive of Objective News

Citizen journalism takes root...

If you blog about various events and use news sources, you use links to the source sites. The biggest problem with it is that the sites tend to archive the article after a relatively short period of time. This allows them to make some cash as the article is then available to Lexis Nexis or other paid archival sources. Wikinews changes all of that. Since the articles are written by voluntary contributors, there's no issue with copyright protection. Also, because it is meant to be open and collaborative, bias can be removed to the extent possible.

As a blogger, it makes life easier, because you do not have to worry about dead links. Learn more about it. It's really cool.

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