It’s been quite a week for the n0tice team! Opening the doors to a whole host of new users has been exciting, scary and ultimately thrilling – like showing off our new baby to the world.
The reaction, public and private, has been fantastically supportive – so thank you all!
Here’s a pick of what’s been said:
“In many ways they’ve created a new kind of social platform, or a really really old one reinvented for the new world.” Nieman Journalism Lab.
“It’s certainly a departure for The Guardian, which has largely focused on content over platforms — and the end result is a hybrid with some serious potential. It’s part blogging platform, part Craigslist, part communal Twitter stream, part forum, part event listing.” Bobbie Johnson, Gigaom.
“First impressions are that it could be useful. It allows readers to rate articles and say whether they are important or trivial etc. My first post was extremely trivial. I’ve added a few events, too.” Social Media Kitbag.
“The platform is an online version of a village noticeboard, allowing people to post and find community news and classified ads. It is location-based, enabling searches and delivering news related to any location worldwide.” Journalism.co.uk.
“N0tice appears to be an attempt to take that idea forward in a post-Twitter environment. Information is streamed in the same way as Twitter and users are encouraged to contribute what they’ve “n0ticed” going on.” HowDo, Manchester.
“My initial impressions are positive ones. I’m delighted that this sort of digital innovation is coming from Guardian Media Group, undoubtedly in my mind the most forward thinking of the UK’s newspaper publishers. I’m glad they see the value in communities, in being a hub around which communities can elegantly organise and share what is important to them. Right now, in beta form, it’s the philosophy of the project rather than the practical implication that pleases me the most. But the practical workings of the site are already pretty impressive.” Ink Think by Daniel Bentley.
“The Guardian’s social news platform, nOtice, is free for users (“there’s no cost to browse around, post news or events or even place a small ad. nothing, zero, zilch”) and ad-supported. Standard stuff. Where it gets interesting, though: “Featured positions are sold based on region size and duration so, as an example, if you want to be certain of premium position on all pages displayed within a one mile radius the cost is £1 per day. Prices may be subject to change so please do check on the site for the actual price on the day.” Crowdsourcing.org
“Some people are describing it as a cross between Craigslist and Facebook, but it seems to be aiming to be a more traditional method whereby communities can spread the word about projects.” 100gf.
From one the hyperlocal sites that’s right at the heart of what this project is all about, Formby First gave us a mention.
“FormbyFirst is Collaborating with The Guardian. Since yesterday the journalistic Twitterati around the world have been very busy commenting about The Guardian Media Groups project – n0ticeboard. Some months ago a few UK local blogs joined a ‘beta’ test group for this project, FormbyFirst was among that group.”
If there’s any more, please do feel free to share the link via the comments below.
Have a great weekend.