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Care2 News Network Mavens

Who exactly are the brains that make this work?

You - in the My News section you'll see all the news you've submitted and noted.

Your Friends - in the My Friends' News section you'll see all the news they've submitted and noted.

The rest of the Care2 Community - when you click on a person's photo, you'll see all the stories they've submitted and noted, as well as links deeper into the Care2 social network.

What is a "News Maven?"
News Mavens are the smart people that make this grand experiment in democracy work. Through their collective actions, we get a form of "collective wisdom" so the most interesting news gets promoted to the Front Page. The word "maven" comes from the Yiddish, and it means "one who accumulates knowledge." Anyone and everyone who loves progressive news is invited to be a Care2 News Maven - the Care2 News Network depends on your participation!

There are two types of news mavens:
• News Finders
• News Analysts

News Finders
These members scour the web, looking for the freshest, most interesting news to bring to the Care2 community. Some of the most prolific News Finders are listed in the box at the right. If you love to seek out and share news, you're a News Maven!

News Analysts
These members read newly submitted news stories, ferreting out the most noteworthy (and problem-reporting stories that shouldn't reach the Front Page). Analysts with the best track record for choosing the Front Page stories are listed in the box at the right.

butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
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top story finders

. CherAway C. 52562 popular stories

. Cal Mendelsohn 22726 popular stories

. Simone D. 20388 popular stories

. Christeen Anderson 8737 popular stories

. CarrieEyeProblm B. 4681 popular stories

. June Marshall 3788 popular stories

. Jacqueline V. 3535 popular stories

. Kit B. 3426 popular stories

. Marty Powell 3238 popular stories

. Lone wolf 3199 popular stories

more top news finders »

What makes a top story finder?
A top finder is someone who submits stories that become popular and are promoted to the front page.

Top Story Analysts

1. Anteater Ants   10 notes,
  100% popular

2. Carole K.   418 notes,
  97% popular

3. John Pierce   61 notes,
  97% popular

4. Jim Phillips   13 notes,
  92% popular

5. Yola S.   10 notes,
  90% popular

6. Dhirendra S.   47 notes,
  85% popular

7. Reshmi C.   44 notes,
  84% popular

8. Alice Mullen   16 notes,
  75% popular

9. Dan Moon   8 notes,
  75% popular

10. Bijou Galletti   35 notes,
  74% popular

more top analysts »

What makes a top story analyst?
A top analyst is someone who discovers the popular stories in Newly Submitted before they become popular—before they are promoted to the front page.

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