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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.

Thanks Bene

  1. #1 by Chris on June 23, 2006 - 10:17 am

    Digg v3 is launching on Monday and will have (among many other things) expanded categories so it’s not just for geeks.

  2. #2 by LT on June 23, 2006 - 10:21 am

    Chris:

    I looked at the screen shots for the next version. If what I saw was correct they did expand categories but not to any thing religious or political.

  3. #3 by Bene D on June 23, 2006 - 8:09 pm

    I wasn’t convinced Sperocite was a needed site off Spero News so I had a rather lively and long discussion with the publisher.I was concerned it would be US centric and denominationally centric even though news is news.

    I don’t know how the categories will work out, but for example Left Behind: Eternal Hositilites using Double Fusion technology could go under tech.

    Thanks for your kind words, and thanks for voting, I know you come across a lot of good religious writing and news in your online travels that would be welcome contributions.

    Blog on!

  4. #4 by Robert on June 24, 2006 - 6:43 am

    Thnx for the kind words, and suggestions. Please keep the suggestions coming so we can make the site work the way readers want it to.

    Thnx again

    Robert

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