Digg Makes The Mainstream Media

    December 21, 2005
    WebProNews Staff

The website for a North Carolina TV station has added a page that shows the top stories promoted to the front page of Digg.com, but doesn’t link to it from the station’s home page.

Though the page displaying the front page stories from Digg can be found by navigating directly to it, WWAY3 NewsChannel in Wilmington, NC isn’t promoting the page to typical homepage visitors.

This may be a case of someone placing the feed on the site at a reporter’s request as part of a story, or possibly a Digg fan who works for the station did so for some unknown reason. The Digg banner appears at the top of the page, and a description of Digg along with a link to its FAQ display at the bottom.

It’s definitely updating regularly. The page on the news site mirrors the stories appearing on the front page of Digg at press time. They may be a little surprised by the incoming traffic they get once the East Coast Digg faithful wake up and start hammering on the link.

Digg has become a must-visit destination for those with an interest in technology, which makes up the bulk of content provided by users. There are no formal editors; everyone who visits and registers with the site can add a story, give a Digg to an existing story as a vote of approval, or report an existing story for being “old news” or “lame.”

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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.