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For you Firefox users, here's a link I just noticed on Digg and it's getting a fair amount of attention (976 diggs to date).  I've installed several Firefox extensions over the last year or so, but this article lists 10 of the better ones.  Speaking of which, I'm so used to using Digg, I can't tell you the last time I went to slashdot...  Here's a link to an article in Business 2.0 magazine discussing Digg (and slashdot).

Comments

Dave

Heh. I wrote here about why I still prefer Slashdot to Digg!

Joe Wikert

Hi Dave. I can't say that I disagree with the points you made about Digg vs. Slashdot on your blog, but I still find Digg to be a better solution. I guess I'm curious about "the wisdom of crowds" and Digg provides an excellent benchmarking tool. I also have to admit that I rarely go beyond the front page of Digg, and although I too have it set up as an RSS feed into my Bloglines subscription, I almost never look at it there. Maybe that also helps explain why Slashdot has so many more Bloglines subscribers: Besides having the benefit of a longer lifetime to build up the number of subscribers, you have to wonder how many of them are really active.

Here's an interesting comparison... Just for the heck of it, I have a Bloglines subscription for Robert Scoble's old blog and his new one. Keep in mind that his old one hasn't been touched/updated in months. Nevertheless, as of today, Bloglines shows his old one with 7,942 subscribers and his new one with only 3,585. That means 4,000+ didn't bother to switch over to his new one. It makes you wonder how overstated other feed numbers are...at the very least, I think it's safe to say that it's hard to draw many conclusions about the relative number of RSS subscribers.

Dave

Oh, totally. As I said, my bloglines comparison was possibly the least scientific way I could have compared the two!

I had another look at Digg this morning, actually, and it is probably better than I thought it was. It certainly is a lovely system - and I must say that it's far preferable now you don't seem to see loads of comments saying "dugg" or "no digg" under every article!

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