Wednesday, December 13, 2006 ... you dig!

okay, so i am jumping on the bandwagon a little late here, but this is one really cool site. first off it allows you to participate in what you think are relevant, newsworthy media stories by 'digging' them. upon entering the site, you are presented with a list of stories that are rising up through the ranks ... and you 'digg' the ones you read and like. this moves them up the list according to how many people digg (vote for) them ... Note: others can undigg them, which moves them down the list. it's all very egalitarian. you don't like the ones that have been digged, or think there are others that should be there? well, there is a simple tool that allows you to add news stories. there are even tools that allow you to digg stories directly from within firefox and also add them to your blog entries. talk about automation!

there is one other feature that i really like about the site and is featured on the sidebar. it is called 'spy: watch in real-time' and when you click on it, you get a moving list of digged (dugged?) articles moving up and down in real time. it is showing you what stories are rising and falling in popularity. neat!

you gotta check it out.


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