Mark Higginson

Manifesto
How people's attention flows on the web

 

20 March 2011

Startups in Silicon Valley are like old generals. They don’t die anymore, buoyed on life-rafts of lingering venture capital and modest revenues. It’s pretty clear that Digg is on that path.

RIP Digg

Ignoring the self-aggrandising of the author, this is worth marking as the lessons we learn from the start-ups that fade away are valuable. Points to consider are why reddit is beating Digg and how both compare to similar sites like MetaFilter and the recently deceased Plastic.com.

Does anyone remember Pownce?

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