Another social bookmarking site for you to take note of, what makes this an important contender is the company behind it is AOL and the site in question is the made-over and pimped-up Netscape
Jason Calacanis had this to say
Of course, in the first hour of being open we get tested by a bunch of DIGG users who voted up a story about a horrible AOL user experience–to the second position!
We’ve started doing metajournalism on the first wave of stories already… this is a real test of our integrity.
It is indeed going to be interesting to see how this plays out. Digg is going to have to respond to this. Of course the most loyal Digg users are going to knock it and they will be laughing their socks off that a negative story got to number one. Regardless of what the Digg fans think AOL is big enough that they don’t need their approval nor particularly want it. AOL plays to the mass market and have the budget to make some big waves.
Already they are drawing criticism for alleged “sneaky linking” (ie. not giving full and obvious link credit). I think this sort of thing will be soon remedied.
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