Think Digg Has Jumped The Shark? Try Mixx
Thanks to Tamar over at Techipedia I gave Mixx a spin – and I like.
I’ve slowly fallen off of Digg in the past few months – part of me feels that site has jumped the shark. There’s a pattern emerging with many social Web 2.0 sites – a site is cool early on, it gains some traction, a sense of community forms – but then it gets too popular for its own good, as ads, spammers, and the lowest common denominator pile in. Soon you’re battling endless waves of groups with their own agendas, endless waves of Ron Paul articles, or the site sells the users out to advertisers.
This is why I was pleased to see this one line on the Mixx FAQ page that to me, says that they’re thinking about some of these issues:
Our policy is pretty explicit: We’re not going to welcome people who are trying to subvert the system, spam other users, submit illegal content, or just make it an unpleasant experience for other Mixxers.
While browsing Mixx, checking out the stories, and leaving comments – I felt a feeling of serenity and peace wash over me. It’s like Digg in the “good old days” of a year and half ago. Plus, less users means you can have a larger impact.Mixx may be to Digg what Google was to Yahoo!. Check it out – I think you’ll like it, too (my handle is Webomatica). See you ’round.
Update: Here’s some additional Mixx info from Venture Beat.