Digg is a Tabloid
I have never seen a page on digg that made me think – and learn. I have never seen an essay land on digg. I have never seen elaborate reports and research papers.
Instead, I see quick lists, like today’s The Top 10 Movie Monkeys or The Top 20 weird gadgets. I read blog posts that err on unverified and speculative data. I get to websites that re-write news to make them entertaining. Of course we get the occassional authentic article, but those are never ‘hype’ enough to become the most popular news.
Because that’s what digg boils down to. Hype and Entertainement for geek.
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- 2007/04/03 / 09:19