With the deeply unpopular shutdown of Google Reader
less than two weeks away (previously
), plenty of would-be replacements have jumped into the mix, including the newly web-based Feedly
, and possibly even Facebook
(a particularly bitter irony, as obsession with defeating Facebook
has been the alleged impetus behind CEO Larry Page's abandonment of beloved Google hallmarks like 20% Time
, Google Labs
, and open platforms like Reader
But while there's no shortage of attempts to replicate Reader's look and feel, there's one little-known aspect that none can match, and that will be lost forever come July 1st: the vast cache archive of every article from every website, living and dead, that has ever been subscribed to in Reader
posted by Rhaomi
on Jun 20, 2013 -
Massive Right-Wing Censorship Of Digg Uncovered.
"A group of influential conservative members of the behemoth social media site Digg.com have just been caught red-handed in a widespread campaign of censorship, having multiple accounts, upvote padding, and deliberately trying to ban progressives. An undercover investigation has exposed this effort, which has been in action for more than one year."
posted by zwemer
on Aug 5, 2010 -
In the midst of increasing concern over dependence on URL shorteners
, Digg perversely manifests one worst-case scenario, the DiggBar
. Put your favorite website's URL into the Digg Bar, Digg provides a shortened version of the URL, handy for use in Twitter and other tiny media. What's the downside? Well, these days any link you follow from Digg has Digg's branding wrapped around it. Hey presto, Google suddenly looks like Digg property
. [more inside]
posted by ardgedee
on Apr 10, 2009 -
is a game. Lead a small band of good guys (small bluish dots) in a struggle to flee from Digg Stories. Requires your browser support the canvas tag.
posted by boo_radley
on Nov 21, 2008 -
Google is testing a Digg-like social interface to Google Search results, Techcrunch has an early preview video
. This is bad news for Jimy Wales's Wikia
since this is what they have been trying to build. Perhaps related it looks like Google is buying Digg
posted by stbalbach
on Jul 23, 2008 -
Total user revolt at Digg over HDDVD key 'censorship'.
Every single front page post at Digg is currently a post about the HD DVD processing key, which the MPAA seems to have forced Digg to censor. A web 2.0 riot in progress, and a fascinating insight into the impossibility of censorship in a medium which routes around damage.
posted by unSane
on May 1, 2007 -
is what you get if you apply the digg algorithm
to stuff. Users submit their favorite stuff, new or old, and if enough other members agree with its awesomeness their favorite gets posted to the front page (along with where to buy it, of course).
posted by mendel
on Dec 19, 2006 -
Diggdot.us Digg, slashdot, and del.icio.us/popular - this is a constant browsing cycle for us. So why not combine them into a unified format without all the extra chrome? We can eliminate dupes and add some extra niceities.
posted by srboisvert
on Nov 21, 2005 -