DOT-N: Digg Vs The Newspaper
To be honest, most of the time we find Jeff Jarvis and his rants pretty scary, but one thing we do agree with him - is that newspapers are in...
To be honest, most of the time we find Jeff Jarvis and his rants pretty scary, but one thing we do agree with him – is that newspapers are in for a bad bad time. In an article in the Guardian newspaper Jeff – who is rumored to be working with Craig Newmark on a new-news-publishing-app-site-thing – talks about the threat of Digg:
The concept behind Digg is disarmingly simple: when members find stories of interest – so far, mostly about tech – they recommend the articles to others at the site. The members get credit for being the first to find stories, which means that you have 150,000 editors fighting to find the good stuff fast, and that makes Digg a great source for timely tech news…. Big, old media are forever fretting about brand, role, voice, and the bottom line. These innovators [like Digg] have reinvented news, radio, and TV – because they can.