Friday, May 09, 2008, Mixx Enter Alliance to Bolster Online News Community

CNN Pressroom - Mixx-Branded Buttons on Story Pages Create New, Personalized Interaction with News

CNN and Mixx (, a branded social news community, have entered an online content and co-marketing alliance to provide consumers with a seamless way to add headlines and stories to their own personal blend of online news, information, photos and videos on Mixx.

“ continues to introduce new and innovative ways to provide our users with a superior news experience, which includes community and social networking tools,” said Mitch Gelman, senior vice president and senior executive producer of “The social networking capabilities of the Mixx platform – including the user-driven tools to quickly surface breaking news – enable online news consumers to access personally relevant headlines and stories in an intuitive and engaging way.” users now have direct access to Mixx’s networking and personalization tools through premiere, branded placement of “add to” Mixx buttons on story pages. When users click Mixx buttons on to add a story to the Mixx platform, they are able to bypass Mixx’s registration and immediately search for and browse through new and archived content on the social news platform. Adding content to Mixx also provides readers with additional tools to help harness and organize the vast assortment of Internet news, information and multimedia content.

“By partnering with, Mixx extends existing content to new audiences, while creating personally relevant networks of readers within the user base,” said Chris McGill, CEO and founder of Mixx. “We are pleased to be working with the world’s news leader as a selected social news site presented on story pages.”

About is the world’s No. 1 destination for online and wireless news, garnering the greatest audience share among current events and global news sites. Launched in 1995, draws from the resources of CNN Worldwide and its many partners to provide consumers with the most enriching, immediate interaction with news anywhere, seamlessly combining articles, videos, images, interactive features and user-generated content.’s news video offering – both live and on-demand – is unparalleled on the Web.’s recent awards include an Edward R. Murrow award, a National Headliner award and two EPpy awards.

About Mixx

Mixx is owned by Recommended Reading, Inc., a privately-held company based in McLean, Virginia, dedicated to connecting users and publishers in an ever more crowded digital media environment. Mixx is a customizable social media website that empowers both users and publishers of mass market content with an unprecedented blend of user-recommended media, online social networking and comprehensive personalization tools. It is built on a fundamentally different structure that allows publishers to drive highly qualified traffic to their sites while transforming their audiences into grassroots evangelists. Mixx users engage in an intuitive, threaded experience as a result of their participation in community activities around topics they define, and creation of their own interest-based start pages with customized content submission and delivery. More information is available at or

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