Comments on: Navigating the news http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/19/navigating-the-news/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: bdbd http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/19/navigating-the-news/comment-page-1/#comment-8968 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 21:37:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/19/navigating-the-news/#comment-8968 Aggregation? That makes a nice brand name for a locally focused service. “Where do you get your news?” “I go to the Philly Aggregation.”

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By: TS http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/19/navigating-the-news/comment-page-1/#comment-8947 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 19:20:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/19/navigating-the-news/#comment-8947 good points Felix, never really understood news organizations fear of aggregators.

on side note: check out our ETF/Macro news aggregator @ www.etfdesk.com : link ETFs with market moving stories, analysis, economic releases, blog posts, etc.

Cut through the talking heads as we track performance of ETF “plays”

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By: jonathan http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/19/navigating-the-news/comment-page-1/#comment-8939 Thu, 19 Nov 2009 16:53:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/11/19/navigating-the-news/#comment-8939 Aggregators divide into categories. One can aggregate and analyze and comment on reports issued by groups – from TIC data to truck traffic data, etc. One can aggregate news stories and commentaries produced by profit-oriented news organizations. And there are aggregators, such as you, who mostly use material as a source for commentary.

The first group isn’t under the threat. The middle group, as much as I use them, often function as leeches, as free riders trying to make a living off the labors of others. The third group should drive users to the original content, though it does (sadly) seem most people prefer to glimpse an excerpt rather than actually read the links.

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