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digg this?
Posted by Steve on Sat 20 Jan 2007 at 01:44
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Would people like to see Digg.com links upon stories on this site? Or other links such as the del.icio.us bookmarking service?

I've been in two minds about this for a while:

  • A) People can bookmark / submit stories if they wish to already.
  • B) If links are included then we're "endorsing" the service(s).

Still the topic has been raised a couple of times via mail and messages, so I'm now looking for a consensus. Comment if you care strongly one way or the other - majority opinion rules ..

 

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Re: digg this?
Posted by redbeard (216.49.xx.xx) on Sat 20 Jan 2007 at 05:06
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I don't use digg or any of the other bookmarking sites. And I personally find all those digg, del.icio.us, et al links annoying. If I was using one of those I'd either have a bookmarklet, an extension, or User Javascript (I use Opera as my primary browser) rather than cliking a link on the page.

So I vote no.

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Re: digg this?
Posted by emeitner (70.226.xx.xx) on Sat 20 Jan 2007 at 15:04
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I don't use those services. I actually become a bit annoyed when I google and find digg and de.li.ci.us links appearing at the top of the search. Why should I have to pass through a gateaway to get to the content I am looking for? So they can have ad revenue, thats why. If I have a choice I will always choose the link that takes me directly to the page...

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Re: digg this?
Posted by simonw (84.45.xx.xx) on Sat 20 Jan 2007 at 15:41
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I'll own up to being one of those who mentioned it to Steve.

I'd been looking at the bookmarking sites for work.

Reddit has a certain simplicity around it, that makes it my favourite so far. Although DiGG has far more users (if we believe Alexa).

But I'd envisage it being something people would only want if they had an account with such a service, so something that one enabled if you use that service. As such it could be out of the way of those not interested.

I'd accept that a browser plug-in is a better method for doing this from the end user perspective, but from the site owners perspective, he can get more traffic, and ensure the correct URLs are used in promoting pages, if they add the buttons server side.


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Re: digg this?
Posted by Anonymous (213.164.xx.xx) on Mon 22 Jan 2007 at 09:04
ugh! no!

The problem with buttons like "digg this", is that people will ask for one for del.icio.us, one for <lastest trendy website>

People who want to do that can use bookmarklets.
People who don't get to see "digg this" "del.icio.us" buttons all over the place :/

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Re: digg this?
Posted by oDn (86.71.xx.xx) on Mon 22 Jan 2007 at 09:40
Hi Steve,

I'd definitely go for "no" myself for the same reasons expressed here. I do use digg every now and then when I have a lot of time to waste (read: "tired of working on a friday afternoon").

However, the extra clutter provided by "digg this" and "wobble that" links isn't exactly welcome from my standpoint.

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Re: digg this?
Posted by dkg (4.238.xx.xx) on Mon 22 Jan 2007 at 15:30
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count me as another naysayer. The d-a interface is clean, and we should keep it that way. digg (or delicious, or ...) users should handle their own bookmarking tools.

Thanks for checking with the site users about this, Steve.

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Re: digg this?
Posted by Anonymous (212.195.xx.xx) on Wed 24 Jan 2007 at 16:48
NO.
In my opinion this site is a tech site not a marketing place. I understand the added traffic from the bookmarking services but when I found this site I was looking for something serious. Not some buzz. People here know what they do and it's what I'm looking for.
Sorry for my poor English, I had more things to say but I don't find the words now ;)
Eric

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