Craig Newmark the founder of the well-known free classified advertising site Craigslist is up to something new these days with a project he mentioned while in Oxford last week. As Craig put it in this recent blog post:
"I'm working with some folks on technologies that promise to help people find the most trusted versions of the more important stories... and this is personal, helping out another group not associated with craigslist. This kind of technology is intended to preserve the best of existing journalistic practices, and should help retain newsroom jobs."
So it sounds like Craig is trying create new and improved news aggregator similar to Topix.net or Google News. Would the product be called Craigsnews? Also is he is taking the opposite approach of some of the aggregators like Topix.net and plan to not aggregate grassroots blog content with mainstream media? It will be amusing to see what Craig creates.
*Craig Newmark image from the austinchronicle.com.