I came across this interesting web app over the weekend: BuzzVines wants you to start a buzz about something in a (very) similar model to Truemors, except perhaps that these guys came up with this before Guy Kawasaki did.
According to their website:
To bring you all in the know, Buzzvines is a bit of blogging and a bit of reporting and social commentary. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the new merger in the field of news and information.
So how does it work? Pretty much like a forum actually — you enter something you want to report, and it appears like a blog-post on the front page from where other people can comment on it and discuss it.
From the looks of it, that is primarily how people are using it as well – most of them using it as a discussion forum ; company reps (Wateen?) using it to promote their products.
In between the noise, though, there are some people that seem to be using it to genuinely report news or start a buzz. As such, the site has some decent traffic now within the beta phase.
Will Journalists in Pakistan use this to break restrictions, free the press and bring about a democratic revolution? What do you say?