I tried the newly-launched Sift’d recently, desiring to participate in a news aggregation service but not one that seemed so “locked up” with an established hierarchy of users. In many ways, Sift’d is similar to Digg: you can submit and vote on stories, and the hottest stories get on the home page.
Sift’d offers a few other features, however, that I liked using:
- Expanded choice of images to use for individual stories
- Choice of uploading an image of your own choosing for stories
- Expanded choice of story categories
- A lot of great options for tracking your posts
Will Sift’d prove to be a real challenge to Digg’s throne? Only time will tell. But it has all the basics to become a kick-ass news aggregator, plus a few improvements.