Digg Updates, But Doesn’t Innovate

Yesterday Kevin posted about some new features on the official Digg blog. As I have mentioned in the past, Digg really hasn’t come out of it’s shell to offer great new abilities. Instead they tend to only make small improvements on what already exists. This new update is a perfect example. Perhaps the only update
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External Vote Buttons

Today I spent my morning converting a script from the meneame.net version into pligg. The new External Vote Button (EVB) will allow users to post a vote image on their blogs, articles, etc. that will automatically create a vote link to a Pligg site. The vote button it is probably one of the coolest mods
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Those familiar with Digg are usually familiar with the even more popular tech news site Slashdot.org. I have never really been a fan of Slashdot’s system for promoting stories through editors because I felt like it really limited the amount of news and would slow the ability for news to quickly get picked up by
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Yahoo+Digg Possible?

Today I woke to a Digg post pointing to a CNN article theorizing that Yahoo might purchase Digg in the future… MONEY.CNN.COM Article There seems to be a pattern here: Website’s traffic takes off, Yahoo buys website. Yahoo’s rumored acquisition of Digg, a popular news website where readers rate articles, would, if if happens, make
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Pligg Want List and Beta 6

I thought it would be nice to update everyone about how far off we are from what I am hoping for to take the step to Beta 6. Here are my goals still left to be completed before we will hit the next Beta release. User Avatars/Photos User RSS Feeds Tags / Folksonomy (ability to
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Sysadmin Song

I thought it would be nice to humor everyone for a moment with this system administrator song [gv data=”http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?videoUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvp.video.google.com%2Fvideodownload%3Fversion%3D0%26secureurl%3DigAAAFcMR1Nvb97RicJ3tCFxzJ_WzJII6J7mdeCud4VHztQvL54-rgaeLdFPl07a1kfPZV2HUDUEtDL-6S__Y1CP27LSucRbBKVBk1yYW_0DxOFhRRMwxg4Nf76omRAAPu9IlaX2G56CQ9bg8rdrzEG1Fw7u8qKuP4EAF4ZkfNZthKV2Ltts60gEznKnmu6RbLlkuA%26sigh%3DuCCKzupyPRkxtSMd2eHyOmfPkQI%26begin%3D0%26len%3D162061&thumbnailUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fvideo.google.com%2FThumbnailServer%3Fcontentid%3D5994e1dbb92435a0%26second%3D5%26itag%3Dw160%26urlcreated%3D1138104958%26sigh%3DeyfnW7uUXgi-tcTDSwOxiAU4AEc&playerId=-7193470719293309352&playerMode=embedded”][/gv]

The Secret Homepage

I have a secret to be told to only those reading the blog. There’s a secret page to help make each visit to Pligg’s forum much more organized. It’s the Pligg Home page. The page is pretty much a streamlined version of the forum that shows the most important items like the newest posts, private
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New Pligg Logo

The original concept for the shape came from this post by Tagawa. My girlfriend and I then added to it (she did the work, I did the suggesting) and came up with a ribbon-like P. If anyone wants to improve on the logo you are more than welcome to it.

More Features = Good

On today’s blog post I am going to go over why exactly Pligg came about and what exactly Pligg is all about. Many people ask me “why do you want to just copy digg.com”? I try to explain to them that I don’t want to copy Digg’s format and style, Digg is pretty good for
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New Forum Category: Integration

A lot of Pliggers have been calling for some integration scripts to be written to share user information with existing web software. To help organize the future development of integrated Pligg versions and mods I have created a new “Integration” category containing 6 sub-forums. Three of the most popular forum scripts are at the top
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