DailyMe Launches Meme-It
Users Can Now Categorize Stories Based on Six Distinct Descriptors
DailyWe Section Now Shows News by Emotion and Popularity
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Business Wire EON) August 20, 2008 -- DailyMe, Inc. (http://dailyme.com) is putting a face to the news.
The interactive media and technology start-up today announced the launch of Meme-It, which allows users to vote on news stories based on the responses the stories trigger. DailyMe users can choose from six distinct descriptors by clicking on the appropriate Meme-It icon, which is a small, descriptive graphic based on the smiley.
In addition, Meme-It descriptors are now being used to rank stories on the community-driven DailyWe section of the website. By clicking on a particular Meme-It descriptor at the top of the DailyWe community page, users can see a list of stories that other readers have judged to fit that emotion. For example, readers might choose to view the most uplifting stories of the day or week. Alternatively, they might select the most tragic. Meme-It allows DailyWe to provide greater context to the stories it presents than simple up-and-down voting would allow.
Community-driven news represents an important facet of the DailyMe experience, so we've been seeking a more meaningful ranking of stories that goes beyond simple popularity. Ultimately, the news stories that matter most to us are those that trigger an emotional response, whether insightful or tragic, humorous or uplifting. By launching Meme-It, we are acknowledging the emotional nature of news and allowing users to share their own responses with the entire DailyMe community," said Neil Budde, President, Chief Product Officer of DailyMe.
The six Meme-It descriptors available to users are: "insightful," "tragic," "humorous," "uplifting," "enlightening" and "just weird."
About DailyMe, Inc.
DailyMe, Inc. (http://dailyme.com) is a media and technology start-up offering: (a) a user-centric news destination, (b) a platform for publishers to enhance their sites and (c) tools for individual publishers to enrich their users' experience. DailyMe offer a multi-dimensional approach to news content and delivery by allowing users to select the level of personalization they want. DailyMe aggregates its news content from top-tier publishers around the world. Additional benefits include an automated printing feature for delivery and the ability to read full-length articles in their entirety within the DailyMe domain. By building a bridge between news media/journalism and technology, DailyMe has created a powerful platform and an unparalleled news experience for users globally. DailyMe is a free service.