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The Wikipedia entry for Digg

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Digg is a website with emphasis on technology news. It combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control. News stories and websites are submitted by users, then promoted to the front page through a user-based ranking system. This differs from the hierarchical editorial system that many other news sites employ (such as Slashdot). Readers can view all of the stories which have been submitted by fellow users in the "digg all" section of the site. Once a story has received enough "diggs", roughly 25 or more within a certain time period, it is automatically promoted to the top of the main page. Should the story not receive enough diggs, or if enough users make use of the problem report feature to point out issues with the submission, the story eventually falls out of the queue. Articles are short summaries of stories on other websites with links to the stories, and provisions for readers to comment on the story. All content and access to the site is free, but registration is compulsory for certain elements, such as promoting ("digging") and submitting stories, as well as commenting on submitted articles. Digg also allows for stories to be posted to a user's blog automatically when he or she diggs a story. As of November, 2005, there are over 62,000 registered digg users.

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  • Published: 2005
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: D015776
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