I need more friends on Digg … maybe

If you’re on Digg, you can find me here.

A few weeks ago, I finally decided to start trying out Digg.  There is a perception out there that Digg isn’t as good as it used to be, since it got away from its tech roots.  I actually find it more interesting now.  It does surface some pretty amazing stuff that I might otherwise miss.

It’s a little difficult to submit items (Scott Karp did right with Publish2 by creating a tool bar), but I’ve been making a submission here and there (and not just my own stuff).  But with only three or four friends, and not much of a reputation, my original submissions get little notice.

Maybe if I had more friends … I don’t know … my participation in Digg is still in the “experiment” stage … so next step is to see if having more friends does anything for me.

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  • http://www.thewayoftheweb.blogspot.com BadgerGravling

    I’ve played around with Digg for a while, but for actual link sharing and discovery, I tend to prefer Del.icio.us.
    The Digg mechanism lends itself more to self-promotion, whereas Del.icio.us is more of a discovery tool – along with Stumbleupon…
    More friends can be good,but, for example, my friends activity is in the 500+, which is just too much to even scan through, Twitter style.

  • http://fredericksburg.com/blogs/dan Dan Telvock

    I don’t fully understand Digg. It seems to only want stories on TECH, Sports, Stars drama, and politics.

    It doesn’t have a category for regular news stories. I’m not clear on what purpose it serves for a multimedia journalist and social networking.

  • http://www.digidave.org Digidave

    Hey Howard – I’ll friend you.

    If you ever want to talk about it more – let me know.

    I’m actually writing a social bookmarking 101 for non-wired journalists right now (in part inspired by WiredJournalist – where I created a group “social bookmarking for journalists”: http://mediageeks.ning.com/group/bookmarking