Time Magazine has an excellent breakdown of their 2007 picks for the best sites on the Web.
“Our 2007 picks are the best examples of what’s new and exciting about the Web right now. Here we honor site with exceptional style and smarts, sites that offer new and improved way to access and share content, generate our own and otherwise enrich the online (and off-line) experience.” – TIME
Take a look at number 34 on the list: Newsvine.com.
“See what everybody is talking about right now, and add your two cents. That’s the basic idea behind Newsvine.com, a Web 2.0 cocktail that mixes elements of Digg (social news), Netvibes (customization) and NowPublic (user-generated news). ”
The site combines many of the practices used by the most successful social media sites to create the perfect marriage of customized content and social interaction. It’s a great example of the direction the Internet is heading.