All the news that's fit to ......

I have just been taking a look at the beta of Newsvine " ... the news collective. A place where anyone can read, write and influence then news."

Given all the other ways that news and views can get aggregated and "published" with these sort of tools these days on the web my first thought was that it exposes how much of what we consider "news" is cultural. Is Newsvine going to follow the apparent current news agenda of death and destruction or will we take the collectively grasp the opportunity to shift that? Is it just human nature? Is news already driven by the public's morbid fascination for the bad things in life or is it just a bunch of sick journos being sensationalistic?

Mmmm interesting ..