For starters who do not know digg, its a user submitted link website. Users submit stories, vote for them and comment on them. Stories that get maximum hits or diggs get pushed to front page… simple!
But this simple concept was so popular that digg.com is one the most traffic website – see this. Cashing on this concept and in an effort to provide content specific to India many new Indian version have cropped up, Obviously these are not run by original owners of digg, just in case you were thinking.
Here goes my list…
1. Indianpad – I think this is best digg-ing site specific to India. I myself is an active user of this site. Very clean interface and best part no intrusive ads. Whats more, a user can also earn by showing ads on the stories submitted by him/her.
For your information, Indianpad has been growing really fast, though it is heard that Google AdSense programs has taken off their ads from it, after some copyright stuff (mp3s my guess) was posted by some users.
2. GyanIn – [gyanin.com – not available] Another brother of digg, looks very similar in design. Site still looks at initial stages. But it is worth to check out. Site loads fast and clean interface may tempt you to digg here.Ã‚Â I did find some interesting stories there, you may also find some. Happy digg-ing.
3. Rambhai – Don’t fret, I have not put any mythological site in here. Its a strange name for a digg brother. Owner of the site could have named it diggBhai, but chose Ram as you would know the importance of word Ram in India.Nevertheless, coming to site. It has usual categories and glossy interface. Stories put up in a really nice manner with the facility to vote them.
4. Putvote – Here goes another one, nice name and nice effort put in there. One thing to mention is the use of mis-spelt names which is certainly attractive – like use Lastesht instead of Latest, Blaags instead of Blogs. Munna bhai inspiration I guess! I think site can improve on a design, its way too simple, just like mine HAHAHA. Can certainly put in some glossy banners and heading for attraction.5. NewsCola – Just another clone user submitted content site, nothing exciting. One part that caught my attention is – it is promoted by IBIBO, remember them? These are they same guys who have launched www.ibibo.com and want to give you crores of rupees if you blog there, strange concept Blogger does not give me anything but I still love it!
6. IndiaBytes – [IndiaBytes.com – Not available] Here is the last one, really by this time I am feeling as if… all of them are using same script just changing color of their sites and making fool of people trying to access them, that includes me also!
To wrap up, just another clone of big brother digg… NOTE – no Shilpa Shetty involved here and none of above comments are racist. Above were few websites I found, hope you like it. If I missed any or you have something interesting to share: Add a comment or mail me!