Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Digg.com = Fun Times

Check out Digg.com sometime. It is basically like youtubes most viewed video section but instead of only categorizing videos it also has images, articles, stories, games and anything that is of interest on the net. What it does with this viral media is let the users rate whether they dugg the it or not. If you dugg the media, it gets one vote. 

The more votes a piece of media gets the higher the rating and the more people get to see it. You can also look at the best in the past 24 hours, 7 days, last month or of all time. Some of the stuff on here is pretty interesting. Todays top post was of Christian Bale blowing up on the set of Terminator Salvation. Below is the audio link. Just click on the picture:

Another fun post that got a high rating is this image. The tag line reads:

The middle picture will haunt my dreams 

Have Fun!!


  1. thanks for adding this to our blog. Now, how does it illustrate ideas that we've talked or read about concerning the new media? What are the positives and negatives of this approach to evaluating online content?

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  3. I would suggest that the positives of this approach to evaluating online content would be that articles of interest would be quickly exposed and on top of the list at digg.com. However, the negative I'd have to say would be the same thing.For instance, if the majority audience at the given day who is digg-ing are teenage girls,we might have to prepare ourselves to see on top of the Digg list the article about the newest styles from Abercrombie and an article of interest to a college student might be overlooked. The power is completely in the hands of the audience-the website viewers "digg-ing".