The CNN Wire

Check this out. Apparently CNN has a new product called “CNN Wire” (I haven’t seen this before) which is sort of a cross between a link blog, a MSM site, and a regular blog. Posts are short and regular. Example:

6 Western hostages freed in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) — Six Western hostages were released by their kidnappers Wednesday in southeast Nigeria, in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, a government spokesman said.

The hostages included an American, a German, a Scotsman, an Irishman, an Englishman and a Pole, said River State government spokesman Emma Okah.

The hostages were set free at 10:20 p.m. (5:20 p.m. ET), he said. It was not clear who had abducted the men, he said. –From Journalist Christian Purefoy (Posted 6:33 p.m.)

That’s the whole post for one entry. I’ll have to think about this some more but its kind of interesting.

None of the items have permalinks and there doesn’t appear to be an RSS feed. Web 2.0 idea with a Web 1.0 implementation. Come on guys. Get with the program!

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