NewsMonster Launches. NewsMonster allows for the creation of a trust network of worthy bloggers which is managed by the user. NewsMonster then uses this network to build a popularity index of recent events and aggregated RSS content by reputation.
NewsMonster observes decisions of users and publishes implicit certifications/reputes into the users online profile. These are then shared with other NewsMonster peers and aggregated to form a relevance network and collaborative filter. NewsMonster pays attention to what you are currently interested in and recommends articles for you based on what you should be interested in.
In layman’s terms – there is a lot of relevance information that can be pulled from your subscriptions and shared with your friends. It doesn’t make sense for two NewsMonster users to simultaneously scan through blogs, often duplicating effort, trying to find interesting content. Why not use each other to make finding news easier? Divide and conquer!
NewsMonster can perform some very amazing tasks once user are connected with their online profile. Right now our main functionality is centered around the News Popularity Index and managing channels by reputation.
NewsMonster will incorporate more reputation functionality over the next week as existing users upgrade the software and setup their profiles. [Smart Mobs]