The Guardian is launching a "pop-up aggregator" for smart opinion and analysis.
This is a fascinating idea that gathers commentary and analysis from across the Web and on social media. The U.S. online-only version of Britain's The Guardian says that after a major news story breaks, the aggregator will gather the best commentary and analysis on that subject. Participants are asked to tweet nominations on Twitter with the hashtag #smarttakes.
As Ruth Spencer, community coordinator for the Guardian U.S. explains, “We want to showcase multiple perspectives after a big story breaks. “The Guardian can’t do them all.” On the surface, this sounds a lot like Scoop.it, but instead of gathering web content on a specific subject, it will come to them.