Sift’d: A Kinder, Gentler Digg?

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.

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One response to “Sift’d: A Kinder, Gentler Digg?

  1. Thanks for the write up. We’re having lots of fun working on the site and watching it get better and more users each day. Check back tomorrow night for a major and majorly awesome new feature we’re finalizing right now. : )

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