[FoRK] reddit: from Paul Graham's summer camp

Mike Masnick mike
Mon Aug 15 19:39:28 PDT 2005

Having been "digdotted..." or whatever it's being called these days, and 
seeing the traffic, I'd say that Owen has done a pretty good job of making 
Digg quite popular -- especially among the /. style crowd.  I've heard more 
than once recently from people who say they've replaced /. with Digg.

Also, I'd say that Digg is quite different than Kuro5hin (not better or 
worse, just serves a different purpose).  It's not clear, however, on first 
glance (a very quick one, admittedly), how Reddit is different than Digg.


At 11:04 PM 8/15/2005 -0300, Owen Byrne wrote:
>I do realize that. But for some reason (graphic design, the podcast, or 
>the semi-celebrity behind the site) we seem to have hit a sweet spot. And 
>thats all I can say.
>>On 8/15/05, Owen Byrne <owen at permafrost.net> wrote:
>>>Bring on the clones. I posted this here back in November:
>>>"*What's Digg?* Digg is a technology news website that combines social
>>>bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and non-hierarchical editorial control. With
>>>digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allowing an
>>>editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do."
>>Wow, users decide what stories go on the homepage! Stunningly
>>original! I'm shocked kuro5hin didn't think of that in... uh... early
>>Luis (really convinced there are very few things new under the sun)
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