Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Digg wins news industry sites comparison

During the last 3 years there has been an enourmous shift in the news industry from classic news sites such as CNN.com and BBC.co.uk to web2.0 news site made of User generated content, such as Digg, Delicious and StumbleUpon. I checked these 5 sites on alexa to see how they do head to head.

first I looked at the 1 year graph. Everyone seem very stable, with CNN and BBC leading, Digg takes the middle, followed by Delicious and StumbleUpon. The weekend effect is apparent at 3 of the sites.

when I looked at the 3 Year graph, i could easily see that CNN and BBC where at approximatly the same ranking, where as the web2.0 sites were nowhere in site 3 years ago. After 2 years of rising sharply Digg and Delicious (strangly matching all the way) leveled around 100, 150. Another thing is that CNN and BBC started declining 2 years ago, and they keep going slowly but steadily. It so happened that Digg and CNN has very similar rank, as one takes the others place.

I expect great things for digg, and I think they will lead the revolution of web2.0 many years to come.

CNN is dead, Long live Digg ;-)


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