Spot.us - Nerd Stalker #16
We were one of the lucky few who got word that the Spot.us web application goes live today. We speak to Founder David Cohn at Project One in San Francisco about the breaking announcement.
David was conducting research for Jeff Howe, author of Crowdsourcing: Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business, when he thought that this concept could apply to journalism. Spot.us empowers both the general public and journalist to cover (and contribute to) the stories that they want, while circumventing the possible exclusion by traditional editors. This could very well be the new face of traditional news and we will be watching closely.
See a demo of Spot.us.