Ask.com has launched a new service called “BigNews”, a Social Media news aggregator. SEJ report that, it’s like Google News or Yahoo News., automatically aggregating stories from thousands of sources, but with a difference, as Ask.com has put their own social media spin on it, and integrates something they call “BigFactor” (The BigFactor number looks a bit like the icon next to stories at Digg, but you can’t actually add a digg… and as such, I wonder what it’s doing in the interface in the first place.) to give you more telling information about the story. Ask.com also includes video, images, and blog posts related to each story, making it a more dynamic offering.
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