Pikk Gives New Twist to Social News Polling

Filed as News, Reviews on November 20, 2009 2:27 am

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pikklogoRecently, startup Pikk.com joined the ranks of Digg, Mixx and other social news/blog links aggregation sites.  In the company’s own words:

Pikk is a link aggregation service that lets users submit and vote on stories. Every story is submitted with two choices, such as “thrive or fail.” Stories with the most votes make it to the front page.

In other words, Pikk is actually like Digg and the rest of other social bookmarking and votings sites but with the added twist of giving you more options on how you are going to rate blog links or news items.

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Pikk aims to give bloggers and publishers or to be specific since it’s a fairly new service, not so well known bloggers and publishers to drive more traffic to their sites. It offers the usual voting features wherein the most voted and commented stories go to the front page of  the site.

The site also has some other goodies to offer including a polling widget that you can attach to your blogs to elicit more interactions, search and topical keyword-cloud navigation, browsing of voting patterns, viewing the most disputed stories and other useful navigation features.

Pikk.com is a well conceptualized blog link aggregation tool, no doubt about it. It has all the flavors and goodies that you will look for in a site like it. In fact, Pikk even offers more.

But in an already saturated social voting site market, I just couldn’t help but wonder whether Pikk.com stands a chance at getting into the mainstream especially with the likes of Digg, Mixx, Delicious, Twitter and Facebook offering some of its major features?

Well, probably if you will join Pikk and starts using it to give your blog a much need traffic juice then Pikk might just pull it through.

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