Digg is a site I’ve known about for a while but only started using within the last week or two. It was founded by Kevin Rose, who was on TechTV for a while.
I can’t help but think of him first as a TechTV personality, who I generally always thought of as idiots who managed to get on TV. Sure, some of them come from non-technical backgrounds, but they really pulled a lot of young, smart talent. Then they put them on shows like Judgement Day.
I guess I had heard about Digg before but never really had any interest in it. Then Morash told me to listen to a podcast, This Week in Tech, which I had also heard of and also had little interest for. It turned out to be very good (I’ve liked John C. Dvorak since he was on c|net Central), and then Kevin Rose was in an episode, and I really enjoyed his comments. He co-hosts a podcast called Diggnation, in which he discusses the week’s most popular stories from digg.com.
I like Diggnation better than TWiT. It’s shorter, which is better for the short attention span, but it’s also younger, which is nice. I like Dvorak and most of the guests on TWiT, but Leo LaPorte still gets on my nerves from time to time.
So check out Digg and Diggnation.
[UPDATE] Oh yes — Digg also has a feature/tool that allows you to post a story on Digg to your blog. It supports several blog tools/sites including WordPress. I haven’t tried it out yet because I’m a little scared. But look out for that.