Mirror in the mirror
That NullSpace highlight is temporary over there and they are going to rotate that I am sure. Probably mostly starting with me because Bram has given up the ghost and you need to start somewhere. I am probably a safer post than others which might be more insightful, but possibly more inciteful. So boring R us.
But what is much more interesting is whether it all will work. Newspaper folks have been working to crack the code of how to survivie in this new media world. PG has their pay side going at PG+. NYT has announced it will be moving back to a pay model as well for some of it's content. This new political site is free to all and it will be interesting to see if it works. Could it become more of a website of reference for all things political? Maybe, we will see. They certainly have started with an uber-prolific day of news not otherwise covered. Granted I think history may have cooperated a bit to help out.
I suggested they could have some microblogs linked in focusing in on specific topics, or more likely specific races. Maybe in the future. Right now they have what a Yard Signs forum section which I guess anyone can comment on anything. Could it become the forum of record in town? Possibly. Though right now you need to register yet another way in order to post something. Probably why does not have a first poster as yet... At least we know the PG folks don't plant comments out there. But registering is a big impediment I figure. Maybe openid or something could work.
Now what the PG folks need to do is to do the same thing with their transportation coverage. Boring you think? Well, a lot more people drive to work than vote let me tell you that. Hell, a lot more people drive to work than even know who their local mayor is. I kid you not. One new idea down at the PG is the traffic blog, roundabouts... which is a good in concept, though awfully underutilized. I bet there is an order of magnitude more content floating around the PG newsroom on local transit/transportation/congestion/parking issues that could fill there. So maybe they should skip right to Roundabouts 2.0 have make up a web page collecting both content and references the same way. Think Jon Schmitz is cursing me right about now?
Though I have to add... it does have a news snippet today my maglev news filter didnt catch yet. Looks like the folks in Las Vegas have given up on building a maglev on their own. Hmm.