Well according to the Newsvine Blog they have finally pulled the covers off the private beta and have gone live.
So what is it? Well it’s a Meme Tracker/Conversation Tracker/News Tracker for starters. The layout is very user-friendly and fast. There are quite a few categories that the Tracker tracks and unlike Digg it’s not just “Tech Related”.
The other thing I’ve noticed is the lack of trolls that one expects to find on sites like Slashdot and Digg. I’m sure that now that Newsvine is live they will start to make an appearance but it’s nice to not have to weed through that now.