What is Social News?
Wikipdeia defines it as “Social news refers to websites where users submit and vote on news stories or other links, thus determining which links are presented.”
I am not going to make this a long list of a lot of social news sites, it will run into pages. For starters, we will keep it very simple – top 5 social news sites and their key features which you got to know to leverage the power of social news.
This is the most popular social news website on the internet. It covers a vast variety of topics and also provides facility for ‘digging’ images and videos.
Focus : Everything related to news – from technology, business, politics to general news.
A basic looking site but has an extremely large user base. Includes sections, known as subreddits, on almost all topics including politics, technology and science.
Focus : Everything including news, politics and science, just like dig.
It has ‘channels’ on almost every topic. Its unusual design has received widespread criticism. But nevertheless, it remains a popular social news site on the web.
Focus: Covers everything including business, entertainment and sports
Lists user-recommendations for stories, photos and videos. Users can customize the start page, join private groups, and rate content. Though it has been launched recently in 2007, it quickly become one of the leading social news websites mainly due to the additional features it offers.
An extremely popular niche website used predominantly by web developers and programmers.
If you haven’t tasted the flavor of social news sites…go ahead and explore these….you will get a good idea of what its all about!