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

Justin Mason jm
Mon Aug 15 19:40:21 PDT 2005


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Digg.com is indeed taking off well.   I wish Aaron luck -- 
as you've noted, half the problem is building a community...
and the right sort of community, at that.

- --j.

Owen Byrne writes:
> 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.
> Owen
> 
> >On 8/15/05, Owen Byrne <owen at permafrost.net> wrote:
> >  
> >
> >>Bring on the clones. I posted this here back in November:
> >>http://digg.com
> >>"*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
> >2000!
> >
> >Luis (really convinced there are very few things new under the sun)
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