Geeknet (LNUX) Slashdot Nemesis* "Digg loses a third of its visitors in a month: is it deadd?"

There are 1 comment on the caps.fool.com story from Jun 6, 2010, titled Geeknet (LNUX) Slashdot Nemesis* "Digg loses a third of its visitors in a month: is it deadd?". In it, caps.fool.com reports that:

" ...The recommendation site that trailblazed a new generation of sites saw an abrupt drop in unique visitors in April. A blip or a trend? And what can Kevin Rose do about it, if anything? (Updated)...Back in January 2006 we asked "Will Slashdot be overtaken by Digg?" The idea at the time that the venerable "news for nerds" site could be surpassed in popularity by a two-year-old site didn't seem tenable - until you looked at the numbers. Those showed that Digg was rushing up on Slashdot - and later that year it passed it for pageviews and unique users.

But now something's happening at Digg. Data from Compete.com - image above - shows that after ticking along at about 37m (and as many as 44m) unique visitors for the past year or so, user numbers have fallen off a cliff - from 38m in March to 24.7m in April. That's a 35% drop, and below the 26m it was claiming back in June 2008 when we interviewed Kevin Rose, Digg's founder...

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Since: Jan 09

Redmond, Washington

#1 Jun 6, 2010
>>Back in January 2006 we asked "Will Slashdot be overtaken by Digg?"

See: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2006/jan...

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