Memeorandum: Just About the Best Place to Get the News These Days
Scott Karp performs an interesting and thorough investigation of where the best place was to find breaking news about the New Hampshire primary. After reviewing Digg, Google News, and Memeorandum, he determined that the latter was the best place to figure out what stories were both the most important and most up-to-date.
I would have to agree, both as a news junkie and an admirer of Gabe Rivera’s suite of sites, which include Memeorandum for politics and general news and Techmeme for tech news. The cluster format of stories breaks down what stories are important â€“ at least according to the mainstream media and the blogosphere both â€“ and what conversations are surrounding them, in nearly real-time.
It’s a great way to get the facts and a huge bevy of opinion, analysis, pontification, and thoughts very quickly and very often.
By the way: I was as shocked and excited by the results from New Hampshire as every other political junkie out there. Now we have two wide-open races running through to Super Tuesday and perhaps beyond. Great stuff!