News updates … digg it?!

If you take a look to your right, on the sidebar, you’ll notice that we have added a news feed from digg.com, a relatively new news service that relies on submissions by its members.  At the moment almost all of the news is tech related but the guys at digg.com are going to introduce new categories in time so watch this space for developing news stories.

Want to know more about digg.com?  According to its FAQ:

“Digg is a technology news website that combines social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and non-hierarchical editorial control. With digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do.

Once a story is submitted by a user it is instantly posted in the digg area queue. This is a temporary holding place where stories wait to be promoted to the homepage. To help promote stories to the homepage, simply visit the digg area and digg stories you think are cool. Once a story has received enough diggs, it is instantly promoted. Should the story not receive enough diggs, or is reported, it eventually falls out of the digg area queue. Digg works because a large group of people actively promote good stories to the homepage. Since this site’s content is user-driven, it is up to YOU to contribute.”

If you would like to see the submission process in action, take a look at Digg Spy.  Here you can watch stories being submitted almost in real-time.  One of these stories is the story about an image of a double helix in space.  Now that is an awesome sight!  When you find a story that excites you or you think other people should be aware of, you can submit the story to digg.com and, through a peer review process, the story may rise to the top of the front page or fade into obscurity.

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Paul
Enthusiast, marketing strategist, writer, and photographer. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad. Allergic to stupid

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