• Netscape To Move From Tech/Politics Focus

    Netscape, the five month-old Digg-clone experiment, is testing out two alternate home page designs with users in an attempt to increase the popularity of little-used topical categories. I spoke with Jason Calacanis, who runs the Netscape property, earlier this evening about the tests (Jason wrote about the upcoming changes here). He said that Netscape is seeing heavy usage in the technology… Read More

  • Top social media users getting paid; is the balance shifting?

    Jason Calacanis says in an AOL memo he’s posted that his model for Netscape has been vindicated by the recent conflagration at Digg and rapid growth of page views at Netscape. He says recent events are proving that top contributors to social media sites need recognition and approval, if not payment, in order to continue doing the hard work required to make a social site vibrant. … Read More

  • Diggscaperedilicous: Save to Digg, Netscape, Reddit and with one bookmarklet

    Netscape fan and web developer Jeromy Huber has made a bookmarklet that simultaneously opens four quarter screens in one window to save an URL in Netscape, Digg, Reddit and Called Diggscaperedicious, it doesn’t quite have the awesome one click power of, but OnlyWire doesn’t save to Digg or Netscape. Some people are wary of tools like this, calling them… Read More

  • Huge Red Flag at Netscape

    A little known Digg-fact is that a relatively small group of users submit a large percentage of the stories that end up on the Digg home page. Netscape, which recently relaunched as a Digg-clone, wants to pay those top users to switch over to them. Jason Calacanis, who runs the Netscape property, wrote a post earlier today offering to pay top Digg users $1,000 a month or more to switch to… Read More

  • AOL-Netscape Launches Massive "Digg Killer"

    On Thursday, AOL’s Netscape property will no longer be just another portal – it’s being converted into a Digg-killer. I was briefed on the new site by Jason Calacanis last week. As of tonight, he owns the Netscape property at AOL. The new site will run at for now, converting over to the main property soon. It’s not exactly a Digg clone… Read More