Discovering The News of Web 2.0

The New York Times, poster child of traditional media, has discovered web 2.0.

Beginning Monday, they will offer links on their pages allowing users to post stories to several different social sharing communities.

It’s nice that the Times is finally acknowledging that people not only read their stories online but also want to spread them around and react to what has been written.

However, they are way behind on this discovery. The Washington Post, for one local example, has been doing this for almost a year.

Not only do they have connections to six social sharing sites (including del.icio.us and Digg) but they also use Technorati to link to blogs that have commented on their stories.

Now if the Times could just do something about their “Times Select” crap that hides certain materials behind a subscription.

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