Well, The Root‘s been online now for two days, and though I’m not the target audience, I thought I’d go take a look at it.
I like that the “stuff” in the left column changes–sometimes it’s the top 5 stories, sometimes it’s a list of blogs, sometimes video. But oh–why do the blogs have to look so different? That’s a big negative.
The news content is pulled from other sources on the web, and opinions/blogs are written in-house. It seems to be a good mix of current events and commentary, but after such a short time I can’t be sure.
There are pictures on the Views (opinions) page, but News seems to be devoid of photos. And, come to think of it, why exile blogs to a separate section rather than allow them to mix with Views?
A plus for The Root is it looks like comments can be posted by anyone. And the blogroll to the left is great.
What do y’all think?