Christian Digg? Anyone?

Went to add a "digg" button to my arsenal of web pandering, and realized something odd: there is no religion/spirituality section on Digg.com, the popular link-sharing website. Politics and news, certainly, but no religion/spirituality. I even searched the offbeat section to no avail.

So, I figured someone else musta done something about this, wrote a "Christian Digg website" and I found three versions of basically the same thing:

  • GospelShout looks the best themed, but the picks are few and far between. The blog hasn't been updated in a year, either!
  • Blogs4God looks very similar, but has less new posts and more votes for them. The latest comment was 36 days ago.
  • FaithTag is ugly and covered with ads and the news are ads too. Hey, I just write what the Holy Spirit told me to say, and she said it was ugly.
More after the break...

Two other pages of note from my googloogling:
So, near as I can tell, there is no dedicated Christian Digg system. If Christians read a story or...ahem, read an amazing blog post, they don't have a captive audience to send it to.

It seems like if all three of the above apps would join together, there would be enough synergy to really make it work. As it is, they are all irrelevant because they are in their own camps. I don't know who came first, but really, this is pretty sad.

Is there some fantabulous Christian Digg website out there? Am I missing something? Or is this another case of Christians who disassociate and then ghettoize themselves from their "competitors" instead of working together to solve a common need?

4 comments:

Gary April 19, 2008 at 12:50 PM  

I've also been looking for things like that. I was a fan of christdot.net, which is no longer in operation, but theophiles.org has risen from the ashes. It's a good start.

Rev. Jeremy Smith April 19, 2008 at 11:04 PM  

Hey, theophiles is pretty decent. At least new content and journals. I've added them to my feeds; will evaluate after a week or so if they are still worth my time.

Thanks Gary!

Troy Taft September 3, 2008 at 2:16 PM  

New Christian Digg Alternative:

Amen Me!

A place to find, share, discuss, and vote for your favorite web sites with other Christians...

GodisWonderful July 25, 2010 at 9:28 PM  

Wow "Amen Me" is really interesting.

If your curious, I'm helping launch a Christian version of fmylife, where people can post short 10-second testimonies. It is called God is Wonderful!

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