February 29, 2008
Digg is a popular social news site and a User Generated Content Site. Registered Digg.com users can submit stories they want to promote to digg and users click-vote to digg or undigg the submission.
Digg.com limits entries to categories and subcategories as shown in this image. (draft: in process).
In his February 19, 2008 article entitled “Digg Gets More Mainstream; But Are Their News Sources Too Narrow Now?” ReadWriteWeb‘s Richard MacManus (2008) questioned the number of digg frontpages certain sites received between c. January 19 and February 19, 2008. Ars Technica = 87; Gizmodo = 84; Engadget = 67; Torrentfreak = 36; Techcrunch = 12; Valleywag = 9; ReadWriteWeb = 6; Mashable = 4; Gigaom = 4; VentureBeat = 2; CenterNetworks = 1.
These sites are under the category Technology which has subcategories as illustrated in this image.
One reader commented that Ars Technica used better code which automatically generated a title and description for articles submitted to digg.
When I dugg this article, using Ars Technica button it did generate it’s own title and description.
[a href="http://castor.arstechnica.com/digg/link.ashx?url=http%3a%2f%2farstechnica.com%2fjournals%2fscience.ars%2f2008%2f02%2f28%2fgraduate-education-tries-student-driven-peer-review&title=Graduate+education+tries+student-driven+peer+review&bodytext=Professors+teaching+a+graduate-level+class+try+integrating+peer+review+into+the+students'+classwork." class="ShareLink"><img src="http://castor.arstechnica.com/digg/image.ashx?url=http%3a%2f%2farstechnica.com%2fjournals%2fscience.ars%2f2008%2f02%2f28%2fgraduate-education-tries-student-driven-peer-review" alt="Digg This" /][/a]
Ars Technica, (art of technology) was founded in c. 2000 to provide original news and reviews, analysis of technology trends, and expert advice by authors who are technically savvy, knowledgable in human arts, sciences as well as in law and politics. Ars writers express strongly-held opinions but use measured judgments to carefully relay contexts so they never devolve into becoming dogmatic or attempting to become a new form of computing religion. Without art, knowledge is nothing (sine ars, scientia nihil est) and technology is the “art” at the forefront of the 21st century.
May 30, 2007
Academically speaking, semantic search ought to be a system which understands both the user’s query and the Web text using cognitive algorithms similar to that of the human brain, then brings results that are dead on target (right context) at first glance (not requiring to open the Web page for further investigation.)
May 2, 2007
In these days of blogs and social software, there are fairly definitive ways of measuring what people like. Comments on posts, del.icio.us bookmarks, Technorati links and of course Diggs, are all entries into the fascinating world of social popularity. For example, what does the number of diggs on a post say about a piece of content?