We researched many crowd-sourced news aggregator sites to see which ones were “musts” for our content contribution. We got a feel for each of the sites, and below are a list of our top picks.
Again, these picks are in no particular order. Social Media Power is not affiliated with any of these sites, and we simply provide this list as a courtesy to our readers. The best way to discover your favorites is to visit each site individually. Please note that these sites are for “general” content, and there may be niche sites out there more relevant to your industry. And remember to respect submission guidelines.
Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by our users. You won’t find editors at Digg — they’re here to provide a place where people can collectively determine the value of content and they’re changing the way people consume information online. Everything on Digg is submitted by their community (that would be you). Once something is submitted, other people see it and Digg what they like best. If your submission rocks and receives enough Diggs, it is promoted to the front page for Digg’s millions of visitors to see.
Reddit is a source for what’s new and popular online. Vote on links that you like or dislike and help decide what’s popular, or submit your own!
With Mixx, you’re in charge. You find it; they’ll Mixx it. Use YourMixx to tailor the content categories, tags, specific users and groups, and they deliver the top-rated content as chosen by you and people who share your interests. So go ahead and whip up your own version of the web. Just tell Mixx how you like it Mixxed and they’ll deliver the best the web has to offer.
NowPublic is a participatory news network which mobilizes an army of reporters to cover the events that define our world. In twelve short months, the company has become one of the fastest growing news organizations with thousands of reporters in over 140 countries. In 2005 NowPublic became a recognized leader in the emerging field of citizen journalism. By harnessing the wisdom of crowds and tapping into the news creating potential of the hundreds of millions of Internet users, bloggers and photography enthusiasts, NowPublic is changing the way news is made and distributed.
Hugg is another version of Digg. Hugg is the source for user-submitted green news and provides green news globally.
The new Propeller.com is a social news portal programmed by you—the audience! All of the stories on Propeller are submitted and voted on by Propeller’s members. The stories making it to the Home Page are a cross-section of the most popular stories on Propeller as determined by votes and comments from members. And, as a result, the Home Page experience is a diverse news experience that changes often throughout the day, based on the interests of Propeller’s readers.
Fark.com is a news aggregator and an edited social networking news site. Every day Fark receives 2,000 or so news submissions from its readership.