Filtering the E-Activists

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As we've written about before in this space, the hosts of user-generated news sites and blogosphere barometers are ripe for the picking for motivated E-activists. Enough fingers on the mouse can launch story after story on a given subject to the top of sites like, which rely on votes from readers on which articles and links reach the top of the site. (You know who you are.)

One such site,, which launched last October, is taking a somewhat different tack in restricting who is allowed to vote for stories. A new debates section, which was launched this morning, hopes to extend that strategy to the always dicey realm of politics.

A full report about the site is here, on