Thanks for the replies everyone
I think DT is really suited to becoming a fantastic news hub, and I really like the idea of automating this as much as possible. So in addition to our language and framework (and later dev tools) news bots, I think we can add immense value by adding bots for general dev and tech news too.
The challenge will be ascertaining what is newsworthy or perhaps more importantly, a good fit for here (i.e of possible interest to developers) so I think the following could be a really good system:
- Once a day we find news posted on sites like BBC News (their tech section), HN, Lobsters, key blogs, etc
- Post these in a members-only section and if a member thinks something is interesting enough to click through to, we’ll automatically post a thread for that item for everyone else So you get to decide what is/is not worthy
I love the idea of this!
Over time we can extend it to more sources and maybe even newsletters too - resulting in what could be a fantastic way to get the very best news on Devtalk