Sperocite like digg with different categories
One of my favourite websites right now is Digg.com. If you like science, technology, computers, linux or programming this website is terrific. People suggest articles for people to view and enough people “Digg” (vote) for it it appears on the main page. It employs non-heirarchical editorial control to determine the best articles to promote. I think I check it about 3 or 4 times a day. I’ve thought the same thing could be done for the Christian blogs and news sources.
It looks like Spero news is taking a stab at it with Sperocite. They have a general religious category rather than something specifically Christian but I think the website has potential. Their categories seem to be less geeky and more socially oriented (politics, religion, human rights, diplomacy). I’m not sure why Sperocite has a technology category because that niche has been filled. They are probably better off sticking to niches that haven’t been filled.
It is already in my RSS reader and I’ve voted for two stories. The more users this thing gets the better it will be.
I’m not sure why Digg hasn’t expanded to every category of interest and just used a different domain name for each general theme.