I’ve been reading an open source news portal called Advogato fairly regularly and decided to sign up for an account. I’m usually just a spectator at these things – I don’t even have a slashdot account. But Advogato is fairly interesting in that it uses a group trust metric system to rate each member and assign privileges such as news posting. The theory is that this will make for a better signal to noise ratio and avoid slashdot-type posts about hot grits and Natalie Portman. Anyway, as a side effect, I’ve been working on a new version of newslog that will be able to post these news entries to my diary on advogato as well as here.