Sadly this isn’t possible on Digg, though it would be interesting if they provided a page with the most buried or hated stories. After all, just because you don’t like a story doesn’t mean it is spam, but it is still news.
Jack Spirko has knocked together an interesting site where your story can appear on the front page because it is “hated” and I feel the idea is worthy of a mention.
You can see that currently the hated stories seem to only appear in the sidebar – I would love them to be integrated with the main results by default with some CSS differentiation, with “reactions” positive or negative to qualify for the front page.
Some things with the site certainly need improvement:-
- Permalinks need to be rewritten with mod_rewrite
- Blogs – there wasn’t a way to list blogs on the social media profile (my profile is an example) – Jack’s is much more interesting for SEOs ;)
- More submissions – some submissions are currently fed into the site from feeds
- Very clear rules, especially on things like self-promotion
I don’t intend to write about every new social news site that comes along, but Jack is a regular reader, and I enjoyed the new “twist” that he has added with this one, plus it is more links for your social media starfish, cross-promotion or whatever you wish to call it these days.
I wouldn’t expect a huge amount of traffic, I was member 99, but it does seem to be a site with quite a few dedicated users, and very few abusers.
Note: Jack plus his other partners are advertisers here on http://AndyBeard.eu with their Marketing Ice site, but I actually had the whole article written before I even thought about that – a visit to Jack’s blog jogged my thoughts that I should add some disclosure.
Here is a challenge: I would love this post to be the most hated ever ;) That would only take 10 haters, compared to 21 “loves”