Here's a quick idea for a website.
Focused on the interpretation of current events the editorial style is one that discusses the short term and long term effects of news.
With a tentative name of ShortTermLongTerm.com the site would make digesting and reacting to current events easy.
The easiest example right now is with the looming SOPA vote:
Short term effects:
- Mostly none. Sites will continue to operate without any immediate interruption.
Long term effects:
- Your favorite websites might experience occasional and sporadic spouts of downtime, going dark and unreachable as IP infringement inquiries mount.
- New novel companies are limited in their creative scope for fear of attack through the SOPA act. If Facebook were to have been created post-SOPA they could face early attack and downtime due to complaints.
- Future laws piggy-backing off SOPA arise and are based leading to tighter control over the Internet by the Government. Big brother becomes real and a threat to daily internet use.
I'd love to create this site however I'm not sure on what's the best approach: maintained by editors or a community.
What are your thoughts?