Introducing the Newsvine Question of the Day

One question per day. 150 words or less per answer. One answer per person.

Those are the only rules for the freshly announced Newsvine Question of the Day competition, and thanks to the nice people at Nike, each winner this week will receive an iPod Nano and Nike + iPod Sport Kit as a victory keepsake. Did you know Nike means victory in Greek?

We’re very excited about the launch of the Newsvine QOTD because it’s the first in a series of “lighter” activities we’re prepping for debut on the ‘Vine. Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to read and debate articles and essays and would rather spend a minute or two here and there doing less time-intensive things. The QOTD is designed to be read quickly and answered quickly. We’ll see how it evolves.

So head on over to the QOTD landing page ( and answer the first question. It’s about the public figure below:

9 comments on “Introducing the Newsvine Question of the Day”. Leave your own?
  1. bofe says:


    is there any way we can get a Newsvine QOTD RSS feed? I usually surf Newsvine daily (one of the ‘less intensive’ things) but I don’t want to crowd my reader too much.

    Love the site.

  2. Emma says:

    Might want to make it a little clearer that you can enter but you can’t win if you’re not in the USA for reasons past understanding!

  3. Emma, there’s probably no chance of that changing… it’s pretty much in line with US foreign policy.

    “Not a US citizen? Then YOU LOSE!”

  4. Thanks for scaring the crap outta me, Mike. Jeez, ya could have at least warned us about Hill’s mug.


  5. Rick says:

    This is a great idea. With or without prizes, I find the responses interesting and the size restrictions will make it better because there will be less fluff.

    Also i noticed since your comment count has went down here, the results of running a highly successful content filled user website I suppose :)

  6. Mike D. says:

    bofe: Yeah, the QOTD feed already works, but you’re right… it’s not publicized anywhere.

    Emma: Yep, it’s lawyer stuff unfortunately. Sorry about that.

    Rick: I wouldn’t say comment count has gone down here. The last several entries have 5, 39, 84, 51, 27, 42, 42, and 26 comments respectively. And that damned MySpace post is up to almost 800 now. It just depends on what you write.

  7. Rick says:

    Yah the mere mention of myspace causes everyone to come out of the woodwork.

    On the QOTD front, is it possible to add the vote numbers after it is over. It would still be anonymous, but at least one can see how their post matches up and perhaps how to word a better response by comparing to the top vote getters :?

  8. John says:

    THank you for providing the feed, i am adding it to my google reader now.

  9. Is it already dead? That was short lived…

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