Why not build a tool that only shows the stories that went popular on at least two social voting sites?
The result, via Suffolk Software, is SocialMediaPop. Cool project, in beta for now. I wonder what the social media sites think of services like this?
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.