If the NYTimes.com most-emailed list was curated by Aunt Mabel, Digg.com’s ‘top news in all content’ list is probably generated by her 20- (or 30-) something nephew: a Twittering, iPhone wielding, card-carrying member of the Wii Generation. Here’s what this dude, we’ll call him Kevin, and the rest of Diggnation, have been Diggin’ in the past week …
IE6 Must Die For the Web to Move On – A call to abandon the former browser giant “created in the digital Stone Age (aka 2001)” for more advanced Web surfing platforms. Comment from Digg user Phych: “KILL IT WITH FIRE….fox.”
Left-lane slowpokes drive you crazy? – An MSN article examining how states are cracking down on those turtles who hunker down in the passing lane and block faster drivers from zooming by. If only we could get an ordinance punishing those ambling tourists on city sidewalks!
New Pirate Bay Will Become a Pay Site – Pirate Bay, the modern day Napster for BitTorrent addicts, will take on a monthly fee pay model. It’s a new era, kids.
NASA Accidentally Erased Original Moon Landing Videos – Oops! Even rocket scientists have computer bloopers.
Obama has tough-love message for African-Americans – The president’s NAACP anniversary speech gets some traction–but don’t read the Digg comments if you want to save any last morsels of faith in humanity.
Do The Math: 8 Reasons Harry Potter Is Greater Than Twilight – A crucial, in-depth research project from CinemaBlend. Their conclusions? “Dweebs > Emos,” “Fairy Tales > Teen Tales,” “Hermione > Bella,” obviously.
8 Moon-Landing Hoax Myths – Busted! (PICS, Slide Show) – From National Geographic. Comment from Soleanthia: “Saw this and more on a Mythbuster episode.” Burn!
Understanding World of Warcraft, Using Super Mario Brothers – Too nerdy, even for us, but here’s the summary quote: “If you have never played World of Warcraft, listening to someone talk about it sounds like senseless and frightening gibberish. That’s why my system utilizes Super Mario Brothers, the universal video game language.”
Porn on the RNC Web site? – AMERICAblog takes a look at a GOP.com site that allegedly sells pornographic and anti-Semitic materials in an Amazon-like online store. Commenters are calling the GOP site and the blog post “cheap shots.” From 22catchers: “This article sucks. There are plenty of things to attack the RNC about, but this is just petty.”