Our recent blog post about the Jamaicans of Mackinac Island was featured on an interesting new web site, TheIssue.com. The site is intriguing: it’s laid out like an on-line newspaper, but all of the items are blog posts. The site starts with an issue of the day, then moves to the typical sections of a newspaper: U.S., World, Business, Science & Health, etc. (But surprisingly no sports.)
I still use blogsearch.google.com when I want to know what the bloggers are saying on a specific topic, but TheIssue is a good way to browse. The function of a newspaper in the Internet era is not to provide specific stories–they are all over the place–but to add a layer of judgment about what’s interesting or useful. TheIssue does that. It will be fun to watch it.