Community Link Aggregators

By Deane Barker on March 10, 2006

Consensus Web Filters: A great roundup of the crop of sites like Digg or or Reddit where people vote on links. There’s a lot more than I knew of.

This genre does not have an official name yet, but each of these sites supplies readers with pointers to news items that are ranked by other readers. None of these sites generates news; they only point to it by filtering the links to newsy items. Using different formulas they rank an ever moving list of links on the web. The velocity of their lists varies by site, but some will have a 100% turnover in a few days. I check them daily.