Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot

Netscape is hosted by editors, known as anchors, who choose the top stories for each section. Netscape covers a wide variety of global news.

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Netscape

The story pages on Netscape allow users to vote on comments as well as the story itself.

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Netscape

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Netscape

Coming soon: a chat tool that allows the audience to chat directly with the Netscape editors, known as anchors. Netscape also makes heavy use of tags for categorizing stories.

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Netscape

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Digg

Digg does not use editors, and relies on the users to make stories popular. Currently, Digg covers a variety of technology topics, but the site will be expanding coverage to world news soon.

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Digg

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Digg

The Digg story page shows threaded comments, and users can digg other users based on the quality of their comments.

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Digg

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Slashdot

The venerable Slashdot is an editor-driven site, but users have extensive and edifying conversations in the comments area of each story.

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Slashdot

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Slashdot

Besides its ability to direct enormous traffic to a site, Slashdot is well-known for its meta-moderation system and insightful comments from users.

Crowd Control: Netscape vs. Digg vs. Slashdot - Slashdot

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