Citizen Journalism: Digg and the Wisdom of the Crowd

Online News With a New Angle
Leslie Walker
Thursday, June 22, 2006; The Washington Post Page D01

You and millions of other readers are being cast as Internet news anchors by a fresh crop of Web sites that may well represent the future of news.

Chief among them is Digg, a technology news site where story position is determined entirely by readers who submit links to articles and vote on them. Digg's computers use special formulas to analyze which stories readers are voting for and commenting on the most and then elevate those to its home page. What's displayed on Digg are summaries and links to articles on other news sites and blogs, not the actual stories. Read more...