Sunday, September 14, 2008

RestNews - The Digg Killer?

The Power is in the People
Just because you write something brilliant, doesn't mean tons of people will read it. You've got to find a way to get that article out to the masses … but how?

You've seen Digg Digg, and you've seen the hundreds - if not thousands - of similar sites sprouting up lately. Perhaps you've had an idea for a Digg-like site, but you just didn't know where to start? Luckily, today there are several options available for creating your own Digg clone which require little to no programming knowledge. These 7 tools will help you get down the road to that goal.

We've seen hundreds of Digg clones springing up in the last few months (including Digg for cars and a controversial effort by Netscape). But newcomer RestNews has the rare privilege of actually being a half-decent attempt. The site, which began inviting new members over the weekend, provides social bookmarking for webpages, news stories and video files, as well as the ability to post notes.

The interface is nicely designed, obviously different from Digg - registered users can hit "brand it" to bump a story up the rankings. And of course you can explore the bookmarks based on popularity, recency or by tags. You add content to RestNews using the Firefox Firefox 3 /Internet Explorer extensions, and explore the most recent content within the extension itself. This is more than a bookmarklet - the RestNews folks are happy if you don't visit the site at all, but simply use the extension.

While RestNews is a nicely put together site, the obvious problem is that it's a year too late. Present players like Digg and have won here, and RestNews is unlikely to make a big impact. Likewise, StumbleUpon has had years to build an audience around social browsing and discovery. It all comes down to network effects - Digg has all the users and all the traffic, so why go anywhere else?

RestNews to the Rescue
Publish your article to You'll got dugg and sharp increase of traffics!

How to submit your article to

So hopefully I've encouraged you to take RestNews seriously. Now what? Here's how to get started:

1. Publish an article on your blog
2. Create an account on
3. Go to the Submit a Story page on
4. Follow the instructions
6. That's all!

You'll see a even more higher jump in your traffic if your articles get promoted to the front page.

I found this info on, I think this is just another pligg site with good template, I think there is no chance for this website to "kill" Digg.

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