BuzzBadge: BuzzBadge to

Saturday, October 14, 2006

BuzzBadge to

If you are looking for the latest news and buzz, you need to go to Digg. This marvelous site is operated by two guys, who now podcasts weekly on Diggnation. Taken from digg's about us:

Digg is a user driven social content website. Ok, so what the heck does that mean? Well, everything on digg is submitted by the digg user community (that would be you). After you submit content, other digg users read your submission and digg what they like best. If your story rocks and receives enough diggs, it is promoted to the front page for the millions of digg visitors to see.

What can you do as a digg user? Lots. Every digg user can digg (help promote), bury (help remove spam), and comment on stories... you can even digg and bury comments you like or dislike. Digg also allows you to track your friends' activity throughout the site — want to share a video or news story with a friend? Digg it!

Its digging system proves to moderate content well. Good articles are dug to the front page, allowing visitors to read them easily, spam and bad articles are burried. What's in it if one of your article is dug to the front page? Digg-effect.

Digg-effect in a nutshell:
  1. Sudden spike of visitors to your site (in thousands).
  2. Sudden spike of revenue for the day
  3. Sudden increase of in-pointing links to your site
  4. Usually causes a server down due to unexpected highload--
  5. If you put your credit card on file, you will see charges for extra bandwidth
  6. Triumph. You will screen-capture the front page a few times
  7. Digg-effect-addiction, trying to write better and greater article for another one
  8. Searching for codes to make a digg clone
But there are rumors that Digg is controlled by a team of diggers who determine the fate of each submission. You be the judge.

technorati tags: tags:
icerocket tags:

3 Buzzes:

Say Lee said...

In technical lingo, this may be called the "impact factor", a measure of how often a technical article is referenced/cited.

Taylor said...

Great Idea for a site!

GameGeek said...

True, I remembered this is how a research paper is ranked too.

To Taylor,
Thanks! You gave me a boost.