Murphy's Law: To Fix Digg, You Must Break Digg Apart



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I remember when it used to bring sites down with all the traffic from a highly-dugg article... Some servers just couldn't handle the load, and the page would be unavailable.. hehe



I liked Digg. When the debacle happened, like many others I tried Reddit. But I just don't like it. I used to go to Digg to read news I was more likely to be interested in. The submissions were 'news' in different things, and I would digg or bury the ones I didn't like or was not interested in. It was beautiful. Sure, it could be gamed by some groups like the republican bury brigade, but overall it worked.

Now I've tried Reddit, several times, but it's just not the same. It's filled with "Hey, check my cat!" or "Look at this picture!".  It's not news, it's just like a lot of people trying to catch each other's attention. There are few real news there. I go to the 'What's hot'... trash. I go to 'Top stories'... the same trash in different order. It just doesn't work for me.  But Digg sucks now, so basically I'm a news site orphan.



I think RSS and time killed sites like Digg for me.  I now have more stuff to read in my RSS reader then I have time to read it all.

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