Friday, January 06, 2006

feedscott 6 06

Today was bittersweet. A CNN story I submitted to was promoted to the front page. By being on the front page, the story went out over the digg RSS feed. The reason for the bitter is that the story had to do with the death of innocent civilians that were in the wrong house at the wrong time. The reason I submitted the story was the fact that an Unmanned surveillance plane watched bomb hit wrong house. The CNN title was "U.S. says bomb hit wrong house in Iraq." I submitted the story under the category of robots which does not get a lot of attention compared to other categories inside digg. I went to bed not expecting that there would not be much interest, but in the morning come to find this story on the front page of digg. To my surprise the diggers had gotten ahold of this story and were heatedly commenting and debating it. Read diggers comments by clicking on comments. My thought on this is that diggers are not the hardened geeks and techies that most of the articles are about on digg. Tech diggers have a very caring and compassionate side that is portrayed by some of their comments. Politics aside diggers are sensitive, informed and very opinionated.

Top Story of the Day:
Unmanned surveillance plane watched bomb hit wrong house
Top Tech Story of the Day:
Spammer lands a 11.2 million dollar fine
Dry Humour Story of the Day:
Is it too late to change to a different army?
Website of the Day: A shopping search engine
Music Website of the Day: How to Make a Music Podcast
Most Interesting Blog of the Day: Tag Tool Heaven
IPOD Story of the Day:
Hak.5 Wess builds a laser audio transmitter for his IPOD
Side Note of the Day:
Be your Best!


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