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NewsMonster Appropriately Titled

I just stayed up late to conduct an over-the-phone usability test with someone in India, and then discovered NewsMonster, an ‘advanced weblog manager, reputation system, micropayment economy, and semantic web application.‘ I’ll have to investigate it more after a bit of sleep, but it makes my Blog Reader proposal look rather timid, and beat Nick’s Lafayette Project out of the gate. So far the examples I’ve seen in this genre have been user interfaces as an afterthought slapped on great networking ideas.