Awesome. No, this is not the best use of government time, but it’s not like anyone was working on anything else productive. In a revealing partisan move, House republicans rebutted that Chris Bell was always the better songwriter.
Here’s a piece describing an idea with promise but a long road to launch:
Even the most conscientiously crafted news story can leave out information that might have changed your opinion. Some may even do so deliberately. A prototype web service changes that, by sourcing additional quotes, figures and other information to augment any given online news article.
Unlike existing news aggregators or “related stories” features, the new service, called Tell Me More, presents only fresh details, without repeating information in the original story.
“You see it and you immediately want to play with it,” says Daniel Sinker, who teaches online journalism at Columbia College Chicago and has no ties to the software. “It does exactly what an active news consumer wants the internet to do: it brings you new ideas and perspectives, and it brings them to you quickly.”