Tuesday, July 24, 2012

If I was rethinking Digg

I'd forget about all the other news sites out there and concentrate on a demographic that I think is woefully underrepresented: women.

I'd build pinterest for news.

Forget the interface that's familiar on reddit (>70% male readership) or Hacker News (similar I bet) and do something flowing like pinterest or the Daily Mail.

Allow individual users to scrapbook news that they are interested in or want to share. Build categories that appeal to that demographic. Build a home page from popular items. Use real names for users and allow comments.

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