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We look forward to bringing you more content from other premium publishers in the coming months. We currently have a number of such deals in the works. Our aim is to enrich each of the main categories through the addition of more content and information, just take the new weekend box office module for example.

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So does this mean that K.Hodge and I should stop seeding articles from New Scientist? Either way, I'm really glad that you guys have partnered with them; they are a highly regarded science publication and I hope there will be even more partnerships down the road.

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Reply#1 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:43 PM EDT

Go ahead and keep seeding from there. We won't be getting all of the content they have available on their site. The ones that we already have *should* be caught by Doppelganger. They even have a 'seed Newsvine' button on each article pages for your convenience. ;)

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#1.1 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:47 PM EDT

I think K.Hodge and I make use of that feature of their site quite regularly. I won't be taking them off my RSS feed just yet, then. Again, the premium content feature looks great and is very good news for Newsvine (and New Scientist, I'm sure).

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#1.2 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:54 PM EDT

As I said, there will still be a great deal of content only available on, so I'd keep them in your RSS reader for sure. We hope to expand their audience by supplementing our science news from the AP with some choice articles from New Scientist.

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#1.3 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:58 PM EDT

If Jason didn't make this known...
I'm excited!

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#1.4 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:13 PM EDT

This is wonderful. Maybe this is a good time to ask that you think about an environment category. There are some times when it falls in science, some other areas and if we're increasing the spectrum of issues a bit more selectivity may be good.

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#1.5 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:23 PM EDT

Currently, users are tagging material that concerns the environment as 'greenvine', which lives on that tag page. However, we will soon be giving you a way to organize yourselves based on interest, or any other mutual affiliation, beyond sharing a tag page. *purposefully vague*

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#1.6 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:06 PM EDT

However, we will soon be giving you a way to organize yourselves based on interest, or any other mutual affiliation, beyond sharing a tag page. *purposefully vague*

Emphasis mine.

Sounds like groups, or dare I say guilds to me....

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#1.7 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:19 PM EDT

*ears perk up*

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#1.8 - Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:32 PM EDT


Good news all round - I used to subscribe to the magazine back when I was doing my Physics A-level. Plus the interest arrangements sound great too. I'll be looking forward to that with great interest.

So, who else likes Brass Bands?

    #1.9 - Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:17 AM EDT

    This is really great news. I do most of my "getting smarter" in the science section and this will only make it even better.

    Calvin and Praetor won't have to work so hard when it comes to seeding science news and I won't have to work so hard at finding good science news.


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    Reply#2 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:47 PM EDT

    I would think so, Jason, but it might be worthwhile to monitor for a while and see if some articles are missed on NV or if the feed into the site is picking it all up or not.

    And yes, I agree, nice to see this source of content integrated into Newsvine. I look forward to what else the future may bring. :)

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    Reply#4 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:49 PM EDT

    Is there no way to "watchlist" newscience material or am I missing something obvious?

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    Reply#5 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:49 PM EDT

    put the tag 'science' on your watchlist?

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    #5.1 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:51 PM EDT

    Right, but that would give me "every" article tagged with science. I want only the "newscience" content to show up.

    (The articles aren't tagged with newscience, so far as I can see.)

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    #5.2 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:56 PM EDT

    Good point. We'll add this :)

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    #5.3 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:00 PM EDT


    [A voice from the echoes of the past rises up, whispering a single word that conveys many discussions and ideas relating to how we can improve on the watchlist with group-oriented meta-filtering...]: Guilds!


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    #5.5 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:14 AM EDT

    Ahem..... don't be a spoiler. ;)

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    #5.6 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:16 PM EDT



    (Sorry -- I'll withhold further judgments until I see how it actually works.)

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    #5.7 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:21 PM EDT

    What do clusters of grapes get called: bunches?

      #5.8 - Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:11 PM EDT

      I can't see this post (that weird Untitled Post bug is kicking in for me, I guess), but I can guess what it's about...

      That premium content section looks great - it's good that we'll be able to see news from other sources besides the Associated Press. I also noticed the Box Office statistics on the Entertainment page a few days ago - very nice!

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      Reply#6 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:51 PM EDT

      Just so long as Digg isn't the "Premium Content" for Tech... ; )

      What's up with "(comment)" being appended to the end of the titles for all but the first article listed in this new module? And I'm not a big fan of how the flow is affected by where the new module was put--too much whitespace in the right column. Perhaps there's some kinks in the UI to be worked out still?

      Otherwise, I like! : )

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      Reply#7 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 4:57 PM EDT

      This is great! Now for getting more "premium content" from other great sources.

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      Reply#8 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:01 PM EDT

      Yeah, the Untitled Post bug is kicking in for me here too- Cliffnotes from anyone?

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      Reply#9 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 5:05 PM EDT

      Thank you thank you NV!! A fantastic addition :)

      BTW Elliot Vos, New Scientist categorise their material "Breaking News", "Comment", and "Tech" (at least), so possibly this is what the (comment) appendix means.

      Of all the science sites and magazines, NS has always impressed me with its authority, good journalism, and breadth of coverage. There are obviously more technical scientific journals but you can't beat NS for the accurate non-specialist overview.

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      Reply#10 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:54 PM EDT

      Again, kudos to the Newsvine team. Keep going with the innovative ideas. Makes Newsvine that much better than the rest of the news sites. Makes it more and more fun to be here!

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      #10.1 - Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:07 PM EDT

      Ah, actually it seems that "(comment)" is a separate link to the article's comments. I'm pretty sure I checked if that was the case before, so either they just fixed that, or I'm dumb. One of the articles now says "(1 comment)".

        #10.2 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:22 AM EDT

        Sorry Elliot, you're right

          #10.3 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:02 AM EDT

          Go team! Good work.

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          Reply#11 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:15 AM EDT

          Outstanding! Thank you very much!

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          Reply#12 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:19 AM EDT

          New Scientist premium content is a great addition to Newsvine. I will endeavor to occasionally place additional links in the comments, as the ones I saw tended to be short summaries.

          Of all the science podcasts I listen to, the Nature podcast is the most informative and densely packed. It features interviews of scientists on the bleeding edge of discovery. I have been thinking of posting summaries. Automated content from Nature or any other science source such as Science Friday would also be highly appreciated.

          Sorry to be always asking for more, more, more, but I can't get enough science in my life.

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          Reply#13 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:23 PM EDT

          I don't know if you're aware of The Science Show from ABC radio (and podcast), but you might enjoy it.

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          #13.1 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 7:46 PM EDT

          Love it! I have been a loyal listener since cyron recommend it to me in March. It's on my recommended list on my column.

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          #13.2 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 9:21 PM EDT

          Good link - I didn't see the article but I'll check it out now :)

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          #13.3 - Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:01 PM EDT

          I think it's great that Newsvine is getting news from another source. However, I can't say I'm all that happy with the huge gap of whitespace generated now.

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          Reply#14 - Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:13 PM EDT


            #14.1 - Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:59 PM EDT

            : ) much better. and the comment links only showing when there are comments is nice, too.

              #14.2 - Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:19 PM EDT

              I agree. It looks great now. Good job guys.

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              #14.3 - Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:33 PM EDT

              Okay, I'm new to newsvine but that sounds like a good move..Now there's a respected source of scientific news to go to and double-check comments, facts, stats etc. Good job guys, thank you.

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                If you download a congoo netpass, you can access much of this premium content for free. I found it on but you can also goto

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