ScribbleLive or CoveritLive: which CMS is best for publishers?

Posted by Liam Britten

A couple of days ago I wrote about ScribbleLive, a really innovative way for journalists to create and update stories for online publications.

Another Toronto company, CoveritLive, has a different take on the same concept. CoveritLive provides many of the same features — CMS, easy addition of multimedia, user comments, multiple ways to add content, Twitter integration — but focuses on better engaging readers. CoveritLive allows you to add polls, design a repeating ticker of information, and just generally seems less intimidating than ScribbleLive to a lay user. As well, CoveritLive has the advantage of constantly refreshing, so readers get new posts about a story the second they are added.

So does that make CoveritLive better than ScribbleLive? Not necessarily. CoveritLive acts more like a widget than a full-on independent, self-contained story page like ScribbleLive. It’s great for keeping readers engaged, but I have a hard time imagining it being used to cover something like the Thailand protests with authority and professionalism.

On the other hand, take a look at how CoveritLive is used by the CBC to host running commentary between broadcaster Jeff Marek and fans out in cyberspace during the Oilers-Flames game; it completely removes barriers between fans and journalists and keeps engagement high.

Either one of these tools makes a great system to interact with users, but it depends on the context for which one is better. For hard journalism, ScribbleLive takes the cake. For reader engagement and interaction, CoveritLive has what you need.

Company:
CoverItLive
Website:
http://coveritlive.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Since its release in late 2007, CoveritLive has been used by thousands of writers to engage millions of readers around the world. It has been well received by traditional bloggers as well as those in mainstream media. Our users are finding millions of usage occasions from niche events like chess tournaments in Germany or local elections in London, to marquee events like the NFL draft and American Idol. Before... more

Company:
Scribble Technologies
Website:
http://www.scribblelive.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Scribble is the leading end-to-end content engagement platform that enables brands, sports organizations and media companies to drive engagement on their digital assets resulting in improved retention and acquisition of customers. Scribble has an international network of customers including world-class brands CNN, The Associated Press, Reuters, Rogers, Samsung, ESPN, Mashable, Fast Company, CNET and hundreds of... more


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Liam Britten

Liam Britten

Liam Britten is a writer and editor with a journalism background operating out of Vancouver. In addition to his work at Techvibes, he has been published in student publications across Canada, as well as local newspapers such as The MapleRidge-Pitt Meadows TIMES and The Langley Advance. An aficionado for the finer things in life — such as video games and sports — Liam is plugged into the tech... more



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