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comment by ThatFanficGuy

    WaPo could have a Hubski account (if it were worth their time)

Why not invite them? Just show 'em one of kb's badged comments for proof of worth.

mk  ·  610 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Long ago, we talked to the Atlantic, The New Republic, and NPR. It was pretty clear that if the numbers aren't there, it's not worth their time. It's somewhat understandable.

I recall that WaPo hired CmdrTaco of Skashdot a few years ago. I don't know if he's still there. They seem to be a bit more forward-leaning on social.

Isherwood  ·  610 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Have you thought about doing something akin to feeds? You could use something like (SMMRY)[] to get the blurbs and probably the URL structure or something to make tags.

I mean, they're curating, but besides that there's no real added value. (actually, you can use their API to sort by top, so they don't even have a human curating.)

ThatFanficGuy  ·  610 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I see. Well, it was worth a shot. You want to invite those who could shed light upon what they wrote to a more interested and educated audience.

This gives me an idea that you might use. Maybe, instead of inviting representatives from the whole paper, you could ask them to send the memo to the writers. "If you wanna, there's a good audience here. You can inform us of the stuff you write and get an honest, educated opinion in return". It sounds like something Hubski would welcome.