Creating a Digg of DiggsThis is a post about aggregating the aggregators.
Last year, we saw an avalanche of startups in the news aggregators and social news field.
Among the single-page aggregators, Popurls holds the fort.
Among social news sites, Digg ruled despite problems of frauds, ‘cabals’, and having too many news to be looked at (and rated) realistically.
People can create their own Digg on a niche topic using free software such as Pligg.
As Jason Calacanis says, ‘let a thousand Diggs bloom’.
By the way, did you know that to justify its valuation, Digg has to make $30-50M in revenue 4-5 years down the line?
NYT Digital grossed $66 million only I 2006 after so many years of operations.
Making the same amount with a links-based system seems far-fetched.
How do we monitor so many aggregators?
Techmeme does it by limiting the number of sources and stories it displays.
I have an idea:
Let us build a aggregator, with tags as categories and using data from all the aggregators and social news sites.
A Digg of Diggs? What do you say?