Qewz.com's New Website Offers One-Stop Opinion Shopping

Jun 21, 2010, 08:01 ET from Qewz, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Qewz, Inc. is launching www.qewz.com, a new website that uses a combination of technology and the human touch to highlight varying perspectives on the leading stories of the day.

Qewz draws from reputable, proven news sources and opinion columns – as well as thought-provoking blogs and other new forms of media.  

Left, Right, Green, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, corporate America, middle America, far from America, ordinary Joe and offbeat: Qewz showcases them all. Beyond politics, Qewz covers arts, sports, culture and any major issue that arises. What it doesn't do is pass judgment. Qewz is strictly non-partisan. It doesn't filter out provocative or uncomfortable views on the news for consumers.

As President Obama remarked in a recent speech: "If you're someone who only reads the editorial page of The New York Times, try glancing at the page of The Wall Street Journal once in awhile. If you're a fan of Glenn Beck or Rush Limbaugh, try reading a few columns on the Huffington Post website. It may make your blood boil; your mind may not often be changed. But the practice of listening to opposing views is essential for effective citizenship."  

Qewz does that for consumers—and benefits news organizations and independent writers at the same time. Qewz does not steal stories; it uses compelling snippets to catch consumers' attention and then sends them back to the original source.

Founder and CEO Rod Cuthbert has a long history as an Internet entrepreneur (www.viator.com, a leading travel site) with an interest in world events. The idea for Qewz struck him during his own travels, as he realized that the commentaries he read in one city or country often contrasted with those of the next. The self-selection made possible by the Internet only convinced him of the importance of providing consumers with one-stop, all-inclusive commentary.

"Qewz might be a place where in the end people have their opinions reinforced, but in the process they will also have those opinions challenged," Cuthbert said. "Knowing what the other side thinks makes for a better debate and a better outcome. Qewz is a carefully curated system that provides everyone – from people who are just interested in the news to political activists -- with the tools to do that."

For more information or to schedule interviews with Rod, please contact Liz Moody at liz.moody@qewz.com.  

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