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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...

StumbleUpon relaunches: No browser toolbar necessary

StumbleUpon may be one of the most innovative social website discovery services around. But the service has always had one major stumbling block: users needed to sign up for accounts and install a browser toolbar. And some percentage of potential users are just never going to take those steps. Now StumbleUpon has removed those restrictions by rolling out a new version of the site that works...

Is Newspond a Techmeme killer?

Ever wonder what you would get if you crossed Digg with Techmeme and gave the new site a slick Web 2.0 style theme? Yeah, neither did we, but that's a half decent description of Newspond, a news aggregation site that launched today. Newspond is not a social news site like Digg. Articles aren't submitted by users. Newspond is more like Techmeme in that the site gathers stories from across the web...

Rumor: Yahoo! to launch Digg competitor

While Yahoo! fields merger/hostile takeover offers, the company's development team continues to push out new services. Today Yahoo! launched a retooled version of its video site. And Valleywag is reporting that the company will be launching a brand spanking new service on February 26th: A news and entertainment page featuring popular stories from around the web. Yahoo! Buzz as it will...

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...

Hugg: diggs get green

We rarely get through a day without hearing about global warming, and how to make our lives a bit greener. Now Hugg brings it all online. Hugg, similar to the social news website digg, allows users to vote up and down top news stories. But this site was built by the folks behind the popular eco-blog Treehugger, and it concentrates on green news. With an array of user submitted green news from...

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...

MSNBC acquires social news site Newsvine

MSNBC has acquired Newsvine, a socially driven news site. Newsvine will continue to operate as an independent news site and will not be folded into MSNBC.com, but Newsvine technology will be added to the MSNBC website. That means you'll probably see more social features including user-generated articles and links to news elsewhere on the web. Content from Newsvine columnists could also wind up on...

Mixx is basically Digg with a more personal touch

Mixx is a new social news site that recently launched an invitation-only beta. The service looks and works a lot like Digg, and even has a four-letter name that looks like someone meant to type three letters but didn't lift their hand from the keyboard in time. While Mixx obviously doesn't have the kind of enormous user base that makes Digg work so well, the site does have a nice clean interface...

Propeller launched, with apologies

AOL's old social news site Netscape, has officially relaunched as Propeller, with a few apologies from the team. We told you about the news that Netscape was planning to reorganize its social news section away from Netscape, and bring it all together in its own unique site. The time has now come, and Propeller has officially launched, Netscape has been moved, feedback is being implemented,...