Newsvine took the password protection off of its site yesterday and officially launched (my pre-launch post on Newsvine is here).
Newsvine combines the best features of a number of companies and products like Digg and Google News with great features like chat and blogging-style comments. The result is a perfect news site (note that new competitors, like spotback (mentioned here) are aiming to overthrow Newsvine already, however).
The result is a really wonderful social news experience. They are also planning on a revenue sharing arrangement with news contributors (we’ll see how that goes).
Congratulations to Mike Davidson and the team at Newsvine. It’s now a site that I visit at least daily.
FYI, Newsvine was mentioned quite a bit in today’s Gillmor Gang.