Digging Grand Rounds

What is Digg?

Digg.com is a Web 2.0 application that allows you to submit an article that will be reviewed by readers and promoted, based on popularity, to the main page.

Pligg Uses Digg Approach for Medical News

Pligg is Digg for medicine, it uses the same algorithm for medical news stories. Users vote (digg) to place the most interesting stories on the front page.

Are Grand Rounds Too Grand?

Grand Rounds is a weekly summary of the best posts in the medical blogosphere. Some bloggers have expressed concerns recently that Grand Rounds have become, well, grand -- too long and difficult to read due to the too many posts published (50-60).

Can We Digg Grand Rounds?

Using the Digg concept will let all bloggers submit a story but only the best posts will make it to the front page. You can still read the whole thing in the Digg queue area, if you want.

In case you want to start a Digg-like project, Philipp Lenssen of Google Blogoscoped released the code of Upwarded (a Digg clone) under a GNU GPL/ CC license. "All you need is Apache/ PHP5/ MySQL."

Digg Song


Kina Grannis created the “Digg Song” and became an almost instant viral success, so much so that a record company has been in touch with her. Link via Dr Shock MD PhD. Song chorus:

"Gotta digg, gotta digg, gotta digg
Gotta make this story big!"

References:
About Digg: frequently asked questions. Digg.com
Some thoughts from this week's Grand Rounds host. Barbados Butterfly
Grand Rounds: Room for Improvement? California Medicine Man
Friday: Intern Topic of the Day III “Where does Grand Rounds Go from Here?” Doctor
Image source: Pliqq.invis.net

Updated: 01/01/2008

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