Use: Increase engagement by aggregating relevant social media conversations
CrowdyNews is social media aggregation tool that uses proprietary technology to comb specified sites/accounts/news feeds and pulls in relevant conversations and content. A widget scrolls the aggregated content on the home page and users can select “full screen” to display all of the content.
The Chicago Tribune uses the technology to power their news.chicago.com platform, which includes news, sports and entertainment categories. Digital First Media is using the technology on their newspaper sites (and calling it SocialWire) to enhance local content. The New Haven Register, for example, uses CrowdyNews to aggregate content from various Twitter accounts, RSS feeds and video from several media outlets.
Update 8/23/2013: NetNewsCheck: Gatehouse Adds Social with CrowdyNews