I’ve been noodling over an idea, and wanted to get all your input on it. Here at Searchblog I’ve been blessed with a very robust community, one that over the years has gotten my email and used it very judiciously – usually to send me tips and ideas for Searchblog items. I very much appreciate the tips, but as many of you have noted, I can’t get to grokking each of them and posting them in as timely a fashion as I might like.
I’ve also been fascinated by the rise of community edited sites like Slashdot, Digg (an FM site), Reddit (also an FM site), and others, and find the model – of a community moderated approach to news – to be very cool, and as you all know, very very powerful.
Now, I had the thought – what if I were to create a Digg-like site for the Search vertical? There’s an open source module, Pligg, that looks pretty easy to implement, and we’ve already got the coolest and hardest part done – a strong community of readers who care enough to engage in a particular subject matter.
You can see this idea in action over at psfk.com, another FM site. Piers and his team have created martkd.com, a sort of Digg or Slashdot for marketing stories. What do you all think of doing the same for Searchblog?
Update: To clarify, I’m not thinking about losing my own and Melanie’s analytical posts, but instead *adding* this feature….