works as the alarm
bell for journalists.
Journalists follow for example hashtags like #disaster or
#breaking, and receive tweets about an earthquake, a plane crash or
riots in a certain city. These tweets puts them on the story.
newspapers/media are already crowd sourcing; that is using content
from the public. They ask for example the public to send photograph
or story ideas. The Guardian has an app for that: guardian
Let's take this one step further and use a selected twitter feed for
adding the latest news to stories; like automatic additional content.
A software program selects items based on keywords from the Twitter
feed or other social media, and adds this content to news stories.
That is the business of Crowdynews,
a Dutch start-up founded by Edwin
Kuipers, an academic
working at the University of Groningen in the field of artificial
intelligence. The goal of Crowdymedia is: “to improve stories with
the best content of the social web”. The business model is not
based on selling software or a license. Crowdynews cooperates with
the publisher, and is sharing the income of the page views with the