Stuff We Need: OdeWire

I’ve been a reader of Ode Magazine for years, and I regularly feel grateful for such a consistent source of positive news stories in a world dominated by negative-focused media.

All the more reason, then, to celebrate the launch of a new project from Ode, a news aggregator called OdeWire, that uses semantic search technology to cull news stories from all over the world that focus on positive developments; on people and organizations who are finding and implementing solutions to the problems that face humanity and our planet.

Now, I don’t agree with every single thing I read in Ode, but do I need to? Hell no! I don’t agree with everything I read in the New York Times, or in any other publication for that matter, so why should Ode be held to that standard?

Rather, there’s no denying that the stories on the whole provide proof that we all desperately seek, that good things happen everywhere, everyday.

And so now Ode brings us OdeWire, a kind of Google News for what Ode calls Intelligent Optimists. Divided into six major topic sections — Business, Energy, Food, Health, Technology, Life — I’m very impressed so far with the selection of articles and the variety of publications they originate from. I look forward to visiting the site often.

Here’s Ode Editor-in-Chief, Jurriaan Kamp, and Tim Musgrove, the mad scientist behind the semantic technology, talking about OdeWire:

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