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Reddit tops 1 billion page views per month

Since the misstep by Digg last year with its doomed V4, it's been obvious that the largest player in the social news scene has been the Condé Nast-owned reddit.Yesterday, the point was rammed home when the site announced that it had hit one billion page views per month, a four-fold increase year-on-year, and a 20% increase in just the last month. While the troubles with Digg certainly...

Opera 11 downloaded 6.7 million times on day one -- thanks to the power of bacon

While Opera 11's warm reception had a lot to do with a greatly improved browser and a very loyal fan base, the boys in Oslo had one clever trick up their sleeve which they saved for launch day. And with nearly 7 million downloads in 24 hours, you've got to hand it to Opera: they know how to tempt a geek. How'd they do it? By dangling delicious bacon in front of Reddit users. You've got to...

Microsoft IE9 team engages nerds via reddit's IAmA section

IE9 is all about being open and "making the Web a more beautiful place." In that spirit, Microsoft has done something I've never seen a browser maker do before: its IE9 product team just went on reddit, directly talking to the community and answering questions. These are the actual developers – not PR people (not that I have anything against PR people!). The thread is huge, and as you can...

5 great content discovery sites which aren't Digg

Despite what you may have heard in the last two weeks, Digg is not dead. It is, however, a very different service than when it started. What used to be a great place to find interesting links and hilarious commentary has become, for almost all intents and purposes, a Twitter clone. Digg isn't about to shut its doors, but I do get the feeling that regular, loyal Diggers are looking to take their...

Digg exposes its monthly website traffic -- turns out Reddit might be bigger

In a truly epic Reddit thread, kicked off by an infographic from its lead programmer Chris Slowe, it has emerged that Reddit actually serves more page views than Digg. Reddit, with over 300 million page views in August, would seem to dwarf Digg's '200+ million'. Page views aren't everything, though. Reddit's 'forum' style (and lighter format) is conducive to fast, frantic communication --...

Smub.it: easy mobile sharing for Facebook, Delicious, Digg and more

There are plenty of web services out there that let you share across multiple networks, but Smub.it is taking a different, more mobile approach. By using a bookmarklet, or typing http://smub.it in front of any URL, you can share on Facebook, Digg, Delicious, Reddit, Twitter and more, from both desktop and mobile browsers. Smub.it practically begs be used on the iPhone, but other phones shouldn't...

Newsified gives your favorite social news sites a new look

Newsified is a simple, but brilliant, idea. Take your favorite social news sites, the ones you normally read on the web or through RSS, and lay them out like ... a newspaper. It's an old-school approach that actually proves really useful when it comes to deep sites like Metafilter and Digg. You only see a small percentage of the popular content on the front pages of these sites, but Newsified...

Download Squad Week in Review

The big story this week was undoubtedly the launch of Firefox 3. And we covered the heck out of it. But while Mozilla's little browser was busy grabbing headlines, there was plenty of other news. Here are a few of our favorite (mostly) non-Firefox related stories: What to expect from Mozilla's mobile Firefox web browser OK, we promise, this is the last Firefox-related link of the roundup. But...

Digg THIS Kevin Rose - Reddit goes completely open source

Digg has legions of followers. They're quite fanatical. The similar service Reddit doesn't have that type of following. But how many of the Digg fantatics know how Digg works anyways? There's some type of "algorithm" that controls what hits the homepage. Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson have hinted to that it involves who is digging what, the rate at which the stories are dugg, and we think that it...

Reddit launches build your own Reddit beta

Social news service Reddit is about to get a whole lot more social, if that's possible. Like other popular social news/link web sites including Digg and StumbleUpon, Reddit features a long list of user-submitted links to articles, images, videos, and pretty much anything anybody ever thought was useful. Users can vote stories up or down and the top stories are featured on the front page. It's...

ShareThis social bookmarking plugin now available for Blogger

If you're starting your own blog, there's no question that WordPress is one of the most customizable, powerful blogging platforms around. But Google's blogger is attractive because it doesn't require a hosting solution, and it's ridiculously easy to use. On the other hand, there are hundreds of plugins for WordPress that just don't work with Blogger. That's starting to change, and it's not...

Digg's failing democracy

Digg has a problem. What was once a haven of obscure, insightful, and breaking news has become a cesspool of dated headlines, generic brand commentary, and fan-boy-blog spam. What happened? Why do the vast majority of front page links come from "popular" websites who feature a prominent "digg it" button on every article? Is there some conspiracy afloat? Is digg rewarding websites that send them a...

Mixx public beta launches today

Mixx is emerging from private beta today, which means you can check out the latest Digg wannabe without an invitation. We first looked at Mixx a few weeks ago, and it shows some promise. Mixx works the same way as Digg, Reddit, or pretty much any other social news/voting site you may have seen. Users submit links to articles they think are interesting. Then other users vote articles up or down...

User-driven news sites more diverse than mainstream media

Ever wonder what you're missing if you read Digg every morning but skip the New York Times? Or vice versa? The Project for Excellence in Journalism has released a study comparing stories on user-driven news sites like Digg, Reddit, and Del.icio.us with mainstream news. Here's what they found: Most of the top stories on Digg, Reddit, and Del.icio.us were not top stories in the mainstream media....

Digg gets an (unofficial) image section

Digg plans to launch an image section next month. It will let users submit and vote on interesting and funny pictures without the need to write (PIC) in the headline. Presumably, the site will also include image thumbnails much the same way it does for its video section. But if you just can't wait another month, one Digg fan has gone and created digpicz. Just like Reddit Media does with Reddit,...