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Howard Owens: Don’t let aggregators replace your newspaper’s homepage

Few users click on homepage links on a newspaper website – the majority come for the headlines and then leave, suggests Howard Owens.

“That’s one reason newspaper.coms are foolish to let aggregation sites such as Topix display all of their headlines and leads,” he adds.

“Topix is in the business of creating a substitute home page for your community news.”

Design your site instead to meet your readers’ ‘intention-driven mindset’ whatever that may be, he writes.

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Dallasnews.com: Court calls on news aggregator to reveal anonymous commenters

A US county court judge has called on news aggregation site Topix.com to reveal identifying information about 178 anonymous commenters, who left comments on a story relating to sexual abuse allegations.

The site has until March 6 to comply.

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