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Monday, February 20, 2017

Announcing INFOGALACTIC NEWS

Team Infogalactic is very pleased to announce INFOGALACTIC NEWS, a Drudge-style news aggregation site for the center-right reader. Infogalactic News features 11 news headlines and 36 featured columnists and news sites for fast, one-stop news updates. The site is curated by 14 IG News editors who will provide twice-daily regular updates, plus fast-response special updates for breaking news. We hope you will be find it to be worthy of bookmarking and visiting regularly.

You can reach it from here using the permanent link on the right sidebar near the top, under Day Trips. See the line Infogalactic | News.

One important feature, from the Alt-Tech perspective, is that all news links to mainstream news articles will automatically redirect to archive sites, thereby ensuring that the news stories are not retroactively altered, as so often happens. This feature has not been fully implemented yet, but will be in place by the end of the week. Other incipient features include tickers for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the EUR/USD exchange rate, and the price of gold. We also plan to allow people to select the font they prefer, and to provide links to Infogalactic pages related to the headline subjects.

The Drudge Report has traffic of 2.7 billion pageviews per month. Our goal is to hit 1 billion pageviews by the end of 2017. In this regard, it is interesting to note that in only four months, Infogalactic's average daily traffic has already surpassed that of the 90k daily pageviews of this blog.

We have received a few requests for foreign language variants, which strikes us as a good idea, so if you're interested, round up at least six fellow native speakers to serve as fellow news editors, then get in touch with us. Dread Ilk and VFM are vastly preferred to head up these foreign language sites.

Sidebar and site advertising is available for those who are interested, and, as always, if you're interested in supporting these efforts to improve upon and replace the opposition media, please consider joining the Burn Unit.

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77 Comments:

Anonymous PinochetsChopperPilot February 20, 2017 9:03 AM  

Excellent, will become my second site to visit each day, behind Drudge and ahead of DailyStormer.

Good job.

Blogger Silly But True February 20, 2017 9:05 AM  

Congratulations on the roll out. Will be checking daily.

Anonymous Mr Burns February 20, 2017 9:18 AM  

Excellent!
Smithers!
Release the hounds!

Blogger Mr.MantraMan February 20, 2017 9:23 AM  

bookmarked, now can it load Victoria's Secrets adds?

Blogger Dave February 20, 2017 9:30 AM  

Judging by the popularity of the Burn Unit shirts may want to consider an Infogalactic News shirt. Give it the look of the News website but with joke headlines and links.

Blogger GPMark February 20, 2017 9:32 AM  

I'll be accessing from home, but my work computer blocks the archive sites, I get this:



Reason
Your request was denied because of its content categorization: "Proxy Avoidance"

Blogger Tom M February 20, 2017 9:35 AM  

This is a day to mark with a white stone. Not only does Infogalactic News launch but Kim duToit is back http://www.kimdutoit.com/

Blogger Paul Widdecombe February 20, 2017 9:39 AM  

one technique used at www.rantburg.com is to run any/all text through a kind of auto-snark translator, to avoid I.P. related / copyright issues. e.g. any instances of "scalzi" would be auto-replaced with "McRapey". If you add enough of these in, you can more or less copy-pasta entire articles in.

Love the idea of linking to archive sites to deny the MSM their Krummy Klickbait Kashhh!

Anonymous Malcolm February 20, 2017 9:44 AM  

Will there be an RSS feed?

Anonymous Virginia Irredenta February 20, 2017 9:52 AM  

Great news, but I'm surprised that Deplorable Don Surber's blog isn't in the blogroll. (Click on my username for the link, and, no, I'm not Surber.)

Blogger Eric February 20, 2017 9:54 AM  

Nice.

Anonymous Slen February 20, 2017 10:08 AM  

Sweet! Another place to visit during my daily rounds. Thanks for all your efforts!

Anonymous Bobby Farr February 20, 2017 10:14 AM  

Impressive. It will be interesting to see where media is in 5 years. Continued divide between old and new media? Ideological balkanization by media venue (right wing radio, blogs vs. left wing papers, TV and social media)? old media survival via right wing takeover (e.g. Fox News pre-Trump)? Implosion of old media and complete decentralization?

Blogger Cloudswrest February 20, 2017 10:21 AM  

You guys are missing Vdare.

Anonymous Nick February 20, 2017 10:29 AM  

Great news. An added benefit to using archive.is, besides starving the sites of clicks, is that the glut of ads, cookies and assorted trackers doesn't slow your computer to a crawl. Sometimes a single news site (Daily Mail and FOX come to mind) will rev my CPU up to 100%. One small suggestion I have is to, like Drudge, separate stories and columns with a line, it looks cluttered now.

Anonymous Rocklea February 20, 2017 10:32 AM  

Bobby Farr said:
"Implosion of old media and complete decentralization?"

This. And corporations too, once 3d printing etc advances, all they will have is patents, and what are they worth in China?

Blogger Ceasar February 20, 2017 10:33 AM  

This is EXCELLENT! Great work.

Anonymous Shrike February 20, 2017 10:44 AM  

I really like the font. Will there be pictures that allude to a hidden message like Drudge often has?

"Merkel wants more refugees for Europe" This woman is confusing. I thought last week she was saying they were going to pay the refugees to leave, and that multiculti failed? Did I dream this?

Blogger MisesMat February 20, 2017 10:46 AM  

Congrats, Vox! I look forward to seeing all this on Gab.

I believe instead of "taking back the institutions" we ought to strive to replace them.

Infogalactic is doing just that!

Blogger Commenter 2525 February 20, 2017 10:52 AM  

Looks good!

Blogger Stg58/Animal Mother February 20, 2017 10:53 AM  

We've got at least six Afrikaner Dread Ilk/VFM. Step up, crazy moon language guys!

Anonymous Feedback February 20, 2017 10:54 AM  

The idea of using archive is great. It does kill mouseover information though. I'm used to hovering over headlines to see where the link leads to (which site). Where the headline was written tells a lot about whether it is worth clicking (dailymail, cnn, sun, abc, vox...).

Anonymous #8601 February 20, 2017 10:56 AM  

Bookmarked for sure. The look of the site is excellent.

One question from a tech retard. Clicking on the news links takes me off the IG News page. Is there something I can switch on my Brave browser that will allow me to open the news links in a new window?

Blogger Sillon Bono February 20, 2017 10:56 AM  

Excellent! Well done VD!

Blogger Benjamin Kraft February 20, 2017 10:58 AM  

@18. Shrike, if you'd been paying attention you'd already know that this is not even her second time doing a pirouette-backstab to any dupes immediately after lying to them. She does this sh!7 all day long.

Blogger Lazarus February 20, 2017 11:02 AM  

Here is an interesting story for infogalactic news


http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/727574/Sweden-chaos-Police-pushed-breaking-point-unprecedented-violence-crime

Blogger Deplorable February 20, 2017 11:04 AM  

Great work. Here is some feedback. Posting here so you have fewer emails with the same comments.

Positives:
1. The font...easy to read and futuristic, fits my expectation of "Infogalactic".
2. The justifications (left, center, right)...bonus points for style.
3. The lack of a table grid...easy on the eyes.
4. The lack of pictures (for now)...keeps it clean and orderly. Please don't disrupt that if/when you add pics.

Suggestions:
1. Update the Infogalactic logo. The text is fuzzy, especially "planetary knowledge core". I think it's just an image expanded too far.
2. Bring the big headline down a little to be closer to the other ones. Right now, my eyes immediately go to the center ("Milo to speak at CPAC") and ignore the NYT columnist story. It may also look better with a bit more space, even one line of text, between news stories and the other websites listed.
3. If possible when using an archive page, automatically scroll to the beginning of the archived page instead of showing the archive details at the top.
4. [This is irrelevant if all headlines are cleared and replaced each AM/PM] Is there a way to allow the viewer to see which stories are new since the last visit, or to give some sense of "What's new"? Would this involve cookies or something undesired? My only concern about this is to not disturb the crisp, clean appearance.

Blogger Otto Lamp February 20, 2017 11:10 AM  

Phone.

1) I cannot see the right side links on your blog from my phone browser.

2) The news site is unreadabLe on a phone browser. 4 columns on a screen less than 3 inchest wide is not going to cut it.

Great idea. I am sure you will get the bugs worked out.

Anonymous Red Cabbage February 20, 2017 11:11 AM  

You should add The Woodpile Report (woodpilereport.com) to the list of bloggers at the bottom.

Or at least read it for yourself. It's top-notch.

Anonymous EH February 20, 2017 11:17 AM  

@23 In other browsers I left-click and choose "open in new tab" or "open in new window", not sure if Brave has the same thing.

*
The 1-screen interface is elegant, but it can't display nearly enough information. Without a chronological list of articles as on redpillreview.com or whatreallyhappened.com, the site is anti-sticky, users will spend very little time before bouncing. If the site had other search/display options than chronological, it would be ahead of much of its competition.

Some of the authors/sites listed are redundant; Unz has several of those listed. Not a problem, but some of those slots could go to other worthy commentators such as jim.com, or aggregators such as the two mentioned above.

It's a good start.

Blogger VD February 20, 2017 11:20 AM  

Is there something I can switch on my Brave browser that will allow me to open the news links in a new window?

Right-click, select open in new window.

Anonymous #8601 February 20, 2017 11:21 AM  

Thank you, EH and VD.

Blogger VD February 20, 2017 11:22 AM  

The 1-screen interface is elegant, but it can't display nearly enough information. Without a chronological list of articles as on redpillreview.com or whatreallyhappened.com, the site is anti-sticky, users will spend very little time before bouncing

You don't understand the objective. This isn't designed to be sticky. It's designed to be something that people can check very quickly twice per day in order to be up on current events.

Anonymous EH February 20, 2017 11:30 AM  

@33 OK, maybe that's an unfilled niche. Does each click-through count as an IG page-view? If not getting to 1B/yr. is more ambitious.

Blogger Otto Lamp February 20, 2017 11:31 AM  

Archive sites mess up the ability to comment on an article.

For those sites that don't allow comments, screw 'em. IMHO if a site doesn't allow comments it is by definition fake news.

But, if a site allows comments, it might be hove us to link to the actual story.

Free Republic used to routinely "freep" a poll/news-story. They would provide a link and their users would go provide some balance at the site.

Maybe a section titled "Needs Balance" would work.

Blogger Ariadne Umbrella February 20, 2017 11:36 AM  

would you mind approaching companies that you'd want advertising? They might not have thought of you>
A great deal of my online purchasing was from banners and side-notes from small companies I would never have heard of, otherwise.
So, like, things that you use and like.
My examples are from mothering sites: so it was sling-rings, patterns for home-made waldorf style dolls and a mop. All of the companies were single family enterprises.
I'd think things as varied as smaller cereal companies- to use the breitbart example, hobby lobby or forever 21 (both christian companies) or the soldier-hiring coffee pod company would be good. As well: games, and electronic gear.

Blogger Silly But True February 20, 2017 11:41 AM  

Is anyone actually swayed by website comment sections? Is that benefit worth more than ensuring the enemy doesn't get your views/dollars?

I mean if website comnents swayed people wouldn't we all be working from home stuffing envelopes if that were the case?

Anonymous BBGKB February 20, 2017 11:42 AM  

. Other incipient features include tickers for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the EUR/USD exchange rate, and the price of gold.

The poor goyim among us store silver

OT but news: Deep state leaking Obama failure because they fear TRUMP will cause middle east peace.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/02/19/obama-admin-and-allies-in-state-dept-intentionally-undermine-structural-trump-peace-alliance-with-leak-to-reuters-of-secret-2016-meeting/#more-128921

"At no moment in history has the choking consequence of a decade-long ideological war left a larger population of people so exhausted than at this very moment.

Think of the nationalist possibility: ♦ Fattah al-Sisi (Egypt), ♦ King Abdullah III (Jordan), ♦ Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), ♦ Mahmoud Abbas (Palestinian Authority), ♦ King Salman (Saudi Arabia), and ♦ U.S. President Donald Trump have a remarkable canvas."

OpenID doktorjeep February 20, 2017 11:49 AM  

I was wondering the other day why we don't see more "Drudges". Sure Drudge does have a good feel of the news pulse in the world, but it's still impossible to cover everything. The more Drudges the better. Perhaps we will see a day when everybody can have a host of Drudge-like sites to go to, but with a "bent" towards their interests.

Blogger Mark February 20, 2017 11:49 AM  

Will you/do you have an app?

Blogger RobertT February 20, 2017 11:49 AM  

Bitcoin?

Blogger Resident Moron™ February 20, 2017 11:50 AM  

Awesome work. I'm impressed again by the speed with which a small motivated group can reproduce and then exceed the accomplishments of far larger and better funded organizations.

Anonymous Rocklea February 20, 2017 11:54 AM  

Comments. A second link for the archived articles. Drudge would have been a primary reason for many news sites disabling comments. Infogalactic News could do the same in reverse. People like to comment. It's why Trump likes Twitter.

Blogger Joey February 20, 2017 11:54 AM  

Is it possible you guys will be allying yourselves with Wesearchr in some way?

Blogger modsquad February 20, 2017 11:55 AM  

Change the font to something more legible, the key should be "info", not "galactic".

Blogger VD February 20, 2017 11:59 AM  

would you mind approaching companies that you'd want advertising?

We'll get around to that eventually. Right now we have to get everything running properly.

Is it possible you guys will be allying yourselves with Wesearchr in some way?

We know them. Most likely, if there is a reason to cooperate.

Change the font to something more legible, the key should be "info", not "galactic".

What part of "we also plan to allow people to select the font they prefer" did you find hard to understand?

Blogger VD February 20, 2017 11:59 AM  

Will you/do you have an app?

Eventually.

Bitcoin?

I don't know what that means? You want to donate bitcoins, you want a bitcoin ticker, you think there should be stories about bitcoin....

OpenID doktorjeep February 20, 2017 12:02 PM  

I would like to suggest for the links section the addition of Tommy Sotomayor. He has some interesting topics and views that could be worthwhile.

Anonymous Rocklea February 20, 2017 12:13 PM  

A button for comments linking to Gab, driving traffic to more Alt Tech

Anonymous Sam February 20, 2017 12:36 PM  

Have read you for a while. Given your advocacy of alt-tech, I wondered if you had any thoughts on this. The news article didn't do them any favors:
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2017/02/18/church-militant-growing-influence/97735914/

Blogger Orville February 20, 2017 12:41 PM  

Sidebar and site advertising is available for those who are interested.

I'm interested. Do you have rates and specs set yet, and if yes, where can I get more info?

Anonymous D. Blackwell February 20, 2017 12:44 PM  

Infogalactic News looks like a wonderful resource. Thanks to all who have worked on this! However, the current font is off-putting and hard to read; it would be helpful to switch to a more eyeball-friendly font. Some good advice about this topic can be found at: http://www.awaionline.com/2011/10/the-best-fonts-to-use-in-print-online-and-email/

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian February 20, 2017 12:46 PM  

Added to my prestigious blog roll.

Blogger pdwalker February 20, 2017 12:57 PM  

@54 modsquad seriously? We don't care.

Blogger Otto Lamp February 20, 2017 12:59 PM  

Comments may not sway opinion, but they often prevent the article from swaying opinion.

I've seen many an article's premise blown to smithereens by the comments.

This is why I don't trust sites that don't allow comments. In essence they are saying their arguments are so weak they can't stand up to criticism.

Blogger Otto Lamp February 20, 2017 1:00 PM  

Comments may not sway opinion, but they often prevent the article from swaying opinion.

I've seen many an article's premise blown to smithereens by the comments.

This is why I don't trust sites that don't allow comments. In essence they are saying their arguments are so weak they can't stand up to criticism.

Blogger Otto Lamp February 20, 2017 1:00 PM  

Archive sites mess up the ability to comment on an article.

For those sites that don't allow comments, screw 'em. IMHO if a site doesn't allow comments it is by definition fake news.

But, if a site allows comments, it might be hove us to link to the actual story.

Free Republic used to routinely "freep" a poll/news-story. They would provide a link and their users would go provide some balance at the site.

Maybe a section titled "Needs Balance" would work.

Anonymous paleopaleo February 20, 2017 1:12 PM  

Great news. Will spread the word.
(fwiw not a fan of the font )

Blogger VD February 20, 2017 1:13 PM  

Good idea, modsquad. I'm taking responsibility for my readership. You're banned and spammed.

See, this is why I hate gammas. They cannot see a parade without attempting to urinate on it if they're not allowed to lead.

Blogger pdwalker February 20, 2017 1:19 PM  

Seriously, anyone who shouts "Oh my God! People can choose their own display fonts!" has some serious issues.

Good riddance.

Anonymous a deplorable rubberducky February 20, 2017 1:32 PM  

Awesome and very welcome news. I love the concept.

Blogger beerme February 20, 2017 2:33 PM  

VP is no longer my first stop of the day. I love the brief format without all of the extraneous crap Drudge lists.

Blogger Rotten February 20, 2017 2:40 PM  

Is there supposed to be photos on the site, or can I not view them because of my mobile browser?

Drudge's pictorials are part of his genius

Blogger Mark February 20, 2017 2:49 PM  

Reciprocity? You link to Drudge but he won't link to IGNews or Vox Day?

Blogger Were-Puppy February 20, 2017 2:51 PM  

@43 Rocklea
Comments. A second link for the archived articles. Drudge would have been a primary reason for many news sites disabling comments. Infogalactic News could do the same in reverse. People like to comment. It's why Trump likes Twitter.
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Something like a Disqus hook in there

Blogger Were-Puppy February 20, 2017 2:52 PM  

@47 doktorjeep
I would like to suggest for the links section the addition of Tommy Sotomayor. He has some interesting topics and views that could be worthwhile.
---

Him and the Doctor of Common Sense are my two favorite black youtubers

Blogger Brian Niemeier February 20, 2017 3:01 PM  

The default font is gorgeous.

Anonymous wEz February 20, 2017 3:22 PM  

Have been waiting for something like this.
I love you Vox.

Anonymous MEC February 20, 2017 3:45 PM  

Love it! - So inspired I joined the burn unit, something I should have done a while back. Oh well better late than never. Anyway, I think this is an Awesome Idea. I was discussing with my son how everyone he knows and most everyone I know is getting their news from the internet. I will be spreading the word about InfoGlactic News. Really - Great Job!

Blogger beerme February 20, 2017 3:54 PM  

The usefulness of having a context page linked below the headline is something I never want to live without again.

Blogger Assyrian Nationalist February 20, 2017 5:04 PM  

Wonderful site, Vox. This is a very useful service for those of us who don't want to dredge through piles of garbage just to keep up with current events. Just about every other site that might have filled this need in the past such as reddit has been converged. Kudos to you and your team.

Blogger VD February 20, 2017 5:12 PM  

Oh well better late than never.

Most definitely. Welcome aboard. And thank you.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable February 20, 2017 6:17 PM  

Absolutely splendid, Vox. I'll be there multiple times daily in between other things just for the columns.

The other bit of brilliance here is that many of Drudge's news links are behind paywalls. I've clicked interesting links there half a zillion times only to find that somebody wants me to sign up for something. The heck with that. Editors may have to pay once to get annual access to the Washington Post or whatever, but can archive and post that stuff to everyone else as they see fit.

Anonymous Deplorable Winning February 20, 2017 6:54 PM  

Great job Vox and all the Infogalactic team. Second visit and it's already updating. Linking to the Drudge Report is as smart as everything else about VD and the talent he attracts. Clicked on it just now... and it's Milo again, front & center.

It was kind of Milo to provide a platform for Drudge.

Blogger Ned February 20, 2017 10:32 PM  

I saw the announcement on GAB this morning and posted the link to Infogalactic News to Twitter - and immediately received a request from Twitter for my phone number "for my convenience." Perhaps a coincidence, but the first time that's ever happened. Looks like some converged sites are concerned.

Blogger Ned February 20, 2017 10:45 PM  

BTW - love the format and the convenience. Thanks Vox and all others working on this.

Blogger tim February 21, 2017 3:38 AM  

Great look. Maybe some pics?

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