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.


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  1. The best podcast ever is the Ricky Gervais show. Diggnation isn’t bad, but the two guys that host it are still pretty high on the dork scale. The Ricky Gervais show is a bunch of British guys who wrote the original “The Office” show. They spend most of their time making fun of Karl Pilkington who’s thought process is very similar to one Mr. Dan Premo. Interesting….


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