Monday, December 28, 2009

Can you Digg it? No, not really.

Well, I've checked out Digg and found it lacking. Sure, I've previously seen Digg icons next to articles on blogs and websites, begging you to attach a Digg, but I've pretty much resisted the urge. Just because something appeals to me, why should I expect it be as meaningful to you?

I did visit the Digg site and found a mixed bag of items. Some old.... I clicked on a headline of interest, only to find it was published December 17. In today's fast-times, that is ancient history. Some new.... I scanned an op-ed piece by economist Paul Krugman in the New York Times. It was one of those end of the year, or decade, or century pieces where the writer capsulizes the preceeding events and puts them in perspective. Well, I don't often agree with Krugman, but in this case, I think he could have been talking about Digg when he characterized the past year as a big "zero".

Happy New Year.

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