The Times asked for feedback on their new Watching developing news feed. (Send evaluations to watching.feedback@nytimes.com.) I wrote them this:#

The new Watching river of news looks good, and it is admirable and sane to include links from other reporting sites, not just the NY Times. Crazy not to, really.#

This feed would be instantly more useful if each item included a Twitter and Facebook link for reposting. We'd send you traffic! I promise we would!#

This is too much for me to ask, but I'll ask anyway: I'd love a less passive-sounding name for the site. I'm not watching. I'm reading, thinking, sending out links, writing in response, acting in the world. I'm a citizen, not a couch potato. I'm not watching.#

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