Monday, August 07, 2006


My new favorite website, Digg.

It is a user driven news site. Anyone can submit an article (most are simply links to existing news articles) and then the "Digg Community" votes on them. The most popular appear first. Instead of one or two editors deciding what goes on Page One, 400,000 people have a say.

Basically, it's like Wikipedia, but for news articles, and incorporating the "Wisdom of Crowds" theory. Right now, it tends to be tech-heavy but I find a ton of stories that CNN, NYT, and others aren't reporting.

Or, as Wikipedia defines it: "Digg is a news website with an emphasis on technology and science articles. It combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control."

Digg and Wikipedia are my new two favorite websites.

Be sure to check out our own Mississippi Teacher Corps Wiki, including our outstanding Guide to Jim Hill High School, put together by Mr. Roth and Mr. Molina.

And don't forget our own Wikipedia entry.

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