Thursday, January 12th, 2006

Digg vs. Slashdot…fight!


For years, Slashdot has been THE place to go for nerdy news on the interwebs. But recently, Digg and other contenders have come out of nowhere to threaten the dominance of the /. guys, primarily because all the stories (at least on Digg) are submitted by readers and then voted on. Slashdot has a cabal of editors who have a pretty good batting average, but the interactive aspect of Digg means news gets on the site a whole lot faster. At any rate, I read them both, and I’d have to say while Slashdot is slower with the news, the commenters tend to be a little older and less idiotic (of course, I can filter out low-rated comments, so maybe I just don’t see the mouth-breathers.)

Warren Frey is a journalist, freelance writer, podcaster, video producer, and all-around media consultant currently based in Vancouver, Canada. His written work has appeared in such publications as Metro Vancouver, the Westender, Mac | Life and the Japan Times.

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