Today Gather [] launched. Gather is a next generation user generated content community and exploit with a nice set of social networking and collaborative filtering features.

Registered users can publish articles and Gather provides various layers of visibility for those:

  • Editors’ Picks
  • Browse By Topic
  • Top Rated Articles (content quality)
  • Most Read Authors (reputation)
  • gee, there are Tags
  • Popular Topics
  • Recent Articles and Comments

I didn’t try it yet, and there are tons of (social) features inside, so you might want to check out the Gather Lingo and the comprehensive review by Robin Good.