“Digg-like” news takes on a new twist today with the launch of Newscred. The service, which has undergone months of alpha testing, ranks sources based on user feedback. Users rank mainstream media sources, blogs, reporters, and specific articles. The site then aggregates the data with a super-secret algorithm to generate public-facing results.
The jury is still out on the accuracy of Newscred’s data, and there are some questions about its algorithm and methodology. However, bloggers are already applauding the “clean,” customizable design. Those interested in Newscred may want to check out a similar service offered by Newstrust.