Digg is getting on my nerves. I submitted an article from my wedding blog at digg and it got banned. They said I was spamming them. It was only my second submission from that blog. I didn’t know two submissions could be spam.
However, Netscape has been growing on me. Ryan pointed me to Netscape on his college startup blog. Here’s a couple reasons why I like Netscape over Digg.
1) Netscape has more categories for submissions. This is great for webmasters that have non-tech blogs. Digg has non-tech categories but not as many as Netscape. For example, the best place for me to submit a wedding post in Digg is the offbeat news category. However, at Netscape, I can submit to shopping, women, or even travel (destination weddings).
2) Netscape is friendlier. More people have added me as a friend at Netscape than Digg even though I’ve been more active at Digg.
3) I get more votes from Netscape. I think this is similar to reason 2. Netscape users seem more likely to vote for other submissions even without a reciprocal vote. It seems that Diggers won’t vote for you unless you vote for them.
4) I submitted and voted on more things at Digg yet my Digg profile page is only a Page Rank 2. My Netscape profile page is a Page Rank 4.
I think what it boils down to is Netscape has a much more varied user base whereas Digg is mostly 22-35 year old males. It could be that Digg users don’t want to talk about anything except sex, Apple computers, George Bush’s mistakes, and the latest funny picture. :-O
So, if you haven’t had much success at Digg, check out Netscape.