Newsback is the forum community where members discuss the news with other people and share their opinions on current events.
We're a bunch of news junkies who just can't get past a day without our fix of the news. Any type of news from headline news,
tech news, business news, all the way to scandalous hearsay (though we'll never admit it if you ask us). We're definitely not above talking about Donald Trump's hair, Britney's husband's ex's son's father's sister, or that latest Elvis sighting (last we heard he was at Burning Man! But only after Tom Cruise left in a UFO). We just want to know. And we feel that we know better if we get not just the official news item but peoples' reactions and opinions to it. Not just some official lackey's spin or some clueless critic's bias, but what others are really saying.
Newsback is a community for news, and provides news in a format
that is meant to foster discussion. While other sites focus on news content
and information, Newsback's primary focus is community, particularly its community of members
who talk about the news. Members can join in any discussion, or voice opinions either formally, whether in the op-ed pages or informally in the discussion forums.
What's more, Newsback contains relevant components that complement the interests of its members--
including community reviews and rating, community blogs, a trading community, and more-- providing them with an unparalleled experience not seen since Michael Moore really drank the Kool-Aid.
First, while front-page news and headlines are all based on content, we believe that what's just as important is the
chatter and peoples' opinions that happen in the background. This for us is the real meat of the news medium, what happens behind
the stories; that of peoples' discussions behind the news
Before, people would just talk to their close friends and family members without a place where they can
talk about current events on a regular basis, let alone be able to talk to others in a community. Now they can.
Secondly, Newsback is an enabler which will serve as the back
-end infrastructure that powers different sites,
particularly those that use a similar brand of news-communities. The first of these is Chessboxing.com
and there will be more.