Digg: Dumping Ground for Liberal Manure (Buzz is Better)


It used to be that Digg used to be a great place to find a neat link to something new and different. A place where I would see how the “pulse of the Internet” was beating.

However, it’s become a dumping ground for liberal manure. There’s nothing of value on it anymore for a conservative websurfer. I find it hard to believe that the entire population of websurfers in the world are liberal, but that is the conclusion you could be reasonably expected to draw if you look at the most popular links for the last 24 hours on Digg.

Then I Googled “conservative Digg” and, Lo! I found some interesting things. First, I found TechRepublican.com, but that’s more incidental to my quest than anything else. Second, I discovered that Yahoo!’s Buzz drew more traffic than Digg in April of 2008.

Hmmm. Buzz? What’s that?

Buzz is a Digg-like site, but it’s considerably more balanced in its readership, apparently. I like it.

I like it a lot.

Reading today’s list of popular articles, there’s a pretty even mix of news (OJ, Paul Newman, some other stuff), not alarmist liberal manure, and tech (a phone from Nokia, that kind of thing), and even some conservative smackdown on liberals, though it’s balanced by liberal smackdown on conservatives.

And that’s OK. Because, as I’ve said before, there’s no such thing as a conservative Digger.

Buzz. If you used to use Digg, give it a look. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, I think.

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