The innovation is the “river of news” approach

Note: My comment was “awaiting moderation” — but I think the trackback from this post will appear in the comment section. Mike, could you delete it instead of approving it. Thanks.

Jason, et al — I understand the confusion, having dealt with similar questions all last week. Glad to have the ability to comment here, to elaborate.

The innovation here are the “rivers” of news, because they deliver the flows of these services in the most convenient form, imho, for mobile users, the entire flow, reverse chronologic order, with summaries linked to print-friendly versions.

The BBC does offer something approaching this format, organized by category, the Times does not. You have to use it on a mobile device to read news to understand why it works, as most of you do, clearly.

Here’s a guy who explains it better than I can.

http://www.smstextnews.com/2006/08/dave_winer_fixe.html

There were a bunch of blog posts written by others around the time this stuff was announced, you can find them linked to here.

http://www.scripting.com/2006/08.html#When:10:09:23PM

If you all have any questions, I’ll try to answer them.

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