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Tags and personal news

Tags (see del.icio.us and technorati) and folksonomies have launched an entire new mode of creating, aggregating and evaluating information. Digg is a fairly logical extension: “Digg is a technology news website that gives editorial control back to the community. Most technology websites allow users to suggest content by submitting links or stories to an editor. If the editor believes the story to be relevant to the masses, he or she moves the story to the homepage. With digg, users also submit links for review. But rather than allowing an editor to decide which links go on the homepage, the users do.”