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.
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Two other pages of note from my googloogling:
- Minor Prophets Homepage, has a digg-like section on what looks to be bible passages. Not much here either.
- Semi-Definitive list of Web2.0 Christian apps, is really old and out of date. But it’s one of the first google results!
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?