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Alt Wire


Alt Wire, a socially curated digital magazine is the Best of Utne Reader's Alternative Sources. Using the R88R platform by Sociative Inc., Utne Reader staff selected a group of twenty core “influencers” to help determine the articles that will appear in Alt Wire. Influencers include past “visionaries”, individuals who were featured in Utne Reader’s annual “Visionary” issue, as well as those recognized in Utne’s Independent Press Awards. After compiling a list of possible names, editorial staff honed a group of influencers prominent in media, environment, mind and body, arts and culture, politics and science and technology categories.

After this group was assembled, Utne Reader worked with Sociative to create an algorithm that pulls in sources the chosen influencers are themselves influenced by, and others they influence.

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