Has Digg peaked, gone out of fashion?

Filed as General, News on November 30, 2006 6:00 am

Oliver Ryan seems to think so, over at CNN Money. He points to some prominent bloggers and their statement that Digg just has gotten boring, and picks up BuzzFeed as the possible new King on the Hill.

BuzzFeed, well, it’s a site crawler looking for buzz (duh!), but with editorial control. I haven’t followed it, but it looks interesting so it’ll be another project to my list of promising online stuff.

Anyway, what do you think? Has Digg played its part? Will BuzzFeed take the helm, or is it down to TechMeme and such services? Or something else? Where to turn, where to turn…

Hat tip: Jonny-boy, thanks mate!

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  1. By Martin Neumann posted on November 30, 2006 at 6:35 am
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    About time, imho.

    It’s too easy to game, the topics are fairly narrow, you have to follow the trend (ie: love F/Fox and hate Microsoft as an example) and the commenting is 90% negative and just plain snobbish.

    And there’s nothing wrong with a bit of editorial input – I know all this social media stuff is all about freedom et al but there has to be a fine balance there. And it seems BuzzFeed is on the right path – read their “about” page.

  2. By Everton posted on November 30, 2006 at 1:55 pm
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    The problem for me with Digg now, is the fall in quality. I used to get my breaking news via Digg, now all I find is the occasional funny video but no interesting tech news.