New York Times Goes Social

From the Seattle PI: “The New York Times unveiled a new service today that allows readers to quickly post stories that they find on the newspaper’s Web site to Digg, Facebook and Newsvine. It marks the first time that the country’s third-largest newspaper has added a news-sharing tool to its Web site, allowing readers to […]

From the Seattle PI:

“The New York Times unveiled a new service today that allows readers to quickly post stories that they find on the newspaper’s Web site to Digg, Facebook and Newsvine.

It marks the first time that the country’s third-largest newspaper has added a news-sharing tool to its Web site, allowing readers to develop conversations and post comments about specific stories. Readers will be able to add headlines and a small portion of text to the social media sites by clicking on the logos of Digg, Facebook and Newsvine. Those logos began appearing next to The Times’ stories this morning in the same box as the print and e-mail tools, although they’re initially hidden until users click the “Share” link.”

Social Design in the raw. WOW.

Remember when the NYTimes moved to RSS and Dave Winer later characterized it as a tipping point?

Well, this may or may not be a tipping point, but it sure is a big deal…is shows the significance that Digg and others are having on the spread of news.

And the people powering it? You and me. Yes, that’s right. The Users. HA!

Published: December 11th, 2006

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