Quiet times at the Newsvine Blog can only mean one thing: big stuff is in the works. Before we show off any big stuff though, we decided to launch a nice little addition we've been working on for a little while: enhanced clippings.
Clippings, until now, have been a way to "bookmark" items on Newsvine for later reading and nothing more. With our new enhanced clipping functionality, you can now decide to clip items to two additional places: your column and any group you're a member of.
So, let's say you're in the Foodies Group and you see an article or seed on Newsvine about how figs never seem to get any love in the United States outside of the Fig Newton. You didn't write the article. It's already on Newsvine. But you think the Foodies group would be very interested in discussing it. Now you can simply click the "Clip to:" button above the article's headline and publish a "reference" to the article to the Foodies group. The article will then appear in the standard article list on the Foodies front page with a "Clipped" indicator next to it.
... and then you can discuss figs! Voila!
This enhanced clipping functionality also works for your own column so whenever you find an interesting Newsvine article that you'd like to place into your column, simply click "Clip to:" and choose "My Column".