Tuesday, February 23, 2010
I had never really understood what digg was until I read this chapter of Levinson's book. While Levinson explains the concepts behind the site and the social nature of it I feel that I would not like it. Although I like knowing what other American's value in the news (which is what I could see with digg) I far prefer seeing exactly what I value instead. This is why I really enjoy twitter and the way the Nytimes handle is set up. Each section of the newspaper is its own twitter handle, this way I can follow only the sections I want to know about. Then I can choose what I do or do not want to actually read. It comes in as it happens and I won't just get one or two articles that made it to a front page. Most of the stories I like to read come from the Dining section and probably would never make it to digg's front page and therefore I might miss out.