Digg (www.digg.com) is my favorite web site. For those of you who don’t know what it is, let me explain.
Basically, it is a “social news network”. Â People (like you and me) surf the internet and find articles that we think are interesting and submit them to digg. Â Then, other digg users (there are hundreds of thousands of them) see these newly submitted articles and decide if they think it is important or not. Â If I like the story, or think it is important, i digg it (vote for it). Â
The more digg’s the higher a story appears on the web site. Â If a story gets enough digg’s, it appears on the home page.
So, basically instead of a very small minority of people deciding what they think we should hear about on the evening news, I get to decide – we all get to decide.
So, Digg has taken this concept one step farther. Â What about a political interview.
What if we could interview political leaders. Â But, instead of just the person doing the interview asking the questions, what if we could all submit questions? Â Then, we all digg questions we like. Â And, finally, the highest dugg questions get asked of the political leader.
Sound interesting? Â
Well Digg has done it twice. Â During the Democratic National Convention, they interviewed Nancy Pelosi (that’s right – Speaker of the House).
Now, they did it again with JohnÂ Boehner – Republican House Minority Leader.
CNN actually conducted the interview, but Digg users (that’s you and me) submitted and voted on (dugg) the questions. Â
Pretty cool, huh?
Here’s the video from CNN:
And, here’s the link to the Digg page: