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Digg’s Recommendation Engine

Today the new beta digg’s recommendation engine got activated for my account! Well lets talk about – why the need for such an engine and how is it gonna affect the internet world.

Over many years there have been ‘n’ number of debates in the SEO world regarding which of the web-2.0 portal is the best in helping the common man’s website up in ranks; alas it was and will always be a never ending debate. But it has some true facts associated with it.

It has always been the case that majorly some news sites or some really famous sites generally get on the Digg front pages and the others which make it till there are indeed really good ones – no doubt. But there exists a comman man with not so great links but definitely worth sharing and with this sense of charity in mind he/she/it submits that little story on Digg. What happened then? Yes, these stories get lost and if lucky are dugg by 1 or 2 other comman man. But definitely, there wasn’t much of a publicity thing for a common man @ Digg until the recommendation engine was launched. People always believed that stumbleupon was the common men thing but it was too weird and relative to make any assumptions but yeah people say it does work.

But now with the launch of Digg’s recommendation engine, there is happiness everywhere 😛 – it recommends you on the basis of your past history; it recommends you nearby users(the one whose thinking is same as yours and may be the same set of things turns both of you on.) as well as stories. Basically the Recommendation Engine suggests upcoming stories by matching you with Diggers like you. Now you have much more common links to visit rather than just the recently popular and most popular links. Seriously, over years i have missed so many good links that might have interested me becuase they never turned up to me. But now we get what we like!

Awesome concept by Digg. Also it has a column on the right-hand side which lists the users whose choices were most compatible to that of yours, the concept which we first saw on last.fm – a music portal where in the songs you hear decides your taste and your compatibility with the neighbours.

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