Inspired by Robert's blogpost on news curation we've started this experiment. With YiGG we've been providing a Social News Platform since 2006, where news-addicted users have been reading, adding, commenting on and recommending news. Some of Robert's ideas we've implemented already, others we haven't yet. As always, the easiest thing for us would be to develop this "curation thing" step-by-step – following the seven 'needs' he described in his post.
„User, herzlich willkommen – aber nur die, die sich an die Mindestregeln von Communities halten. Bislang gelingt es uns ganz gut, die Meinungsrandalierer im Griff zu behalten.“ Frank Thomsen, Chefredakteur von stern.de „Es gibt Kommentare, die will ich auch nicht für eine Minute unter meinen Artikeln stehen haben. Das ist auch ein Zeichen der Wertschätzung unseren Usern gegenüber, dass wir nicht jeden Unsinn freischalten.“ Jochen Wegner, Chefredakteur focus.de Zwei Zitate,
Guess who invited to today’s User Generated Content day at the picturesque Schloss Hohenkammer near Munich? It was KPMG – yes this KPMG. They even sent a corporate bus with about ten employees who apparently were happy with half a day off. Seven hours packed with interesting panels and high-profile speakers were worth it! First, Sven Gabor Janszky described a typical day in 2017, when we all will consume media
YiGG user @kartmann uses YiGG to create a User Generated Diploma Thesis. He asks the community to vote on six different proposals or to suggest another one. Cool.
Today in a German weekly: The author scoffs at Web 2.0, Internet start-ups in general and these User Generated History sites like miomi, memoloop, xakasha or einestages in particular. In Germany internet entrepreneur bashing is en vogue at most times. Media fancies itself as the wise council having it all known long before. But – think a moment: User Generated History is it. It really makes me cry not having