Mixx has launched a new ‘Breaking News’ feature – one that should be well received by social media enthusiasts of all sorts. Timeliness has always been a problem with breaking news in social media – for example, it can take up to 24 hours for breaking news to hit the front page of other social news sites such as Digg. Mixx has enabled this new feature so that its users can tag a submission as Breaking News.
One caveat: only SuperMixxers can tag a story as breaking.
Breaking News has its own section on the right-hand side of the Popular and News pages, and can be added to Your Mixx.
It takes two SuperMixxers to tag a story as breaking, so that it ends up in the Breaking News section on Popular and News. Breaking News stories only remain present as “breaking” for a limited number of time, and only a limited amount of stories can be present in the breaking section at any given time.
There is also a new award for Breaking News Mixxers – the News Hound award – for the Mixxer who submitted the breaking news story that day that got the most amount of votes.
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