Breaking News? Mixx is Breaking News.

Mixx Breaking News
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.

Supermixxer

Breaking News has its own section on the right-hand side of the Popular and News pages, and can be added to Your Mixx.

Mixx breaking news section

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 News Hound– for the Mixxer who submitted the breaking news story that day that got the most amount of votes.

For further reading, check out:

http://blog.mixx.com/2008/03/25/mixx-puts-breaking-news-in-to-social-media/

http://mixxingbowl.com/2008/03/25/social-blend-special-episode-mixx-announces-breaking-news-feature/

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/03/25/mixx-to-add-breaking-news-feature/

http://mashable.com/2008/03/25/mixx-breaking-news/

5 Comments

  1. You make a compelling case for Mixx. They seem to have thought this new function out well. I’ll go sign up now, thanks for the insight!

  2. @Paul: I knew we’d get you over there, one way or another πŸ™‚

    @Deangelo: I highly suggest it, great place for social news.

  3. Once again, Mixx has proven itself to be ahead of the social media bell-curve and two full steps ahead of Digg. This is about the seventh or eighth major feature upgrade that left Digg in the dust.

    Getting to the top of your web 2.0 market sector is one thing. In order to stay in that position indefinitely a company must become the innovate leader in its respective field in order to remain ahead of the competition. Digg has failed miserably in this regard, and it is only a matter of time until Mixx catches up in terms of traffic and user-base.