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Emerging Media presentation on social news sites such as Digg

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    • Social News websites Citizen journalism meets Web 2.0
    • What is a social news website?
      • Large community of users submits links to news articles.
      • Other members of the community vote on them.
      • Similar to Del.icio.us, but for news.
    • Who?
      • Digg.com
      • Reddit.com
      • Netscape.com
      • Topix.net
    • Digg
      • Started as a tech website
        • (similar to Slashdot)
        • Now many different topics
      • Users submit, vote and comment on stories.
        • “ Dugg up”
        • “ Buried” (down).
      • Also vote on comments.
      • http:// www.digg.com
    • Reddit
      • One of the early “digg copycats”
        • Different topics called “subreddits”
      • Users submit, vote and comment on stories.
      • Also vote on comments on stories.
      • Acquired by owners of Wired in 2006
      • http://www.reddit.com
    • Netscape
      • Owned by AOL
        • Was a generic web portal
      • June 2006 relaunched as a Digg clone
        • Comments, etc
        • Vote
        • Sink
      • Continued to lose users
      • http://www.netscape.com
    • Topix
      • Similar to the others
        • More like a traditional news portal
      • Localised content – automatically
      • Become an editor for your town
      • http://www.topix.net
    • Usage
    • Problems?
      • Spam