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=Definition=
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'''Memetrackers monitor the discussion of ideas ("meme's") on the blogs.'''
 
'''Memetrackers monitor the discussion of ideas ("meme's") on the blogs.'''
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=Difference between Memetrackers and Memediggers=
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"'''a memetracker is a service that finds the most talked-about news and ideas by analysing the linking behaviour of blogs. It’s based on implicit actions. A memedigger, meanwhile, uses explicit human-powered voting systems to deliver the most popular, relevant or interesting items. Since they require human action, these sites normally have a verb associated with them: Digg It, Shout It and so on'''."
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(http://mashable.com/2006/03/12/memediggers/)
  
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=Examples of Memetrackers=
  
 
Review by Pete Cashmore at
 
Review by Pete Cashmore at
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Overall, I think Memeorandum still maintains its edge when it comes to tech and politics, but the wider choice of topics offered by the other services is certainly welcome."
 
Overall, I think Memeorandum still maintains its edge when it comes to tech and politics, but the wider choice of topics offered by the other services is certainly welcome."
 
(http://mashable.com/2006/02/03/the-rise-of-the-memetrackers/)
 
(http://mashable.com/2006/02/03/the-rise-of-the-memetrackers/)
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=Examples of Memediggers=
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Review by Pete Cashmore of Mashable, at
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http://mashable.com/2006/03/12/memediggers/
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"Most Digg-like sites focus on finding the latest news, but the model is increasingly being applied to other media types. Some notable examples:
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Digg - Arguably the first, certainly the most popular. Digg uncovers the latest tech news at a blistering speed, although some users have criticized it for being sensationalist or converging on the lowest common denominator. Digg recently added voting to the comments, too.
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Reddit - Another popular destination for news. Reddit allows users to vote down as well as up, and tends to feature a broader set of stories. Nonetheless, Reddit still focuses on technology news.
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ShoutWire - Very similar to Digg, but with a more stylish interface. So far it hasn’t achieved the same level of popularity as Digg and Reddit. Some users went so far as to label it a digg clone.
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180° News - Memedigger for a broad range of topics. Includes the latest news on technology, sports, entertainment, business, world, society and health.
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Boxxet - Although still in testing, Boxxet can be described as a series of vertical Diggs - set up your own memedigger around a topic and let others rank the items within it. A pretty interesting idea (see my Boxxet review for more).
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There are literally hundreds of near-identical memediggers springing up - most of them built on the open source Pligg software. Many have been criticized for failing to take the Digg idea forward, while others have applied the concept to interesting new topics. There are far too many to list here, but I’ll include a few that crossed my radar recently:
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Staralicious - Memedigger for celebrity news.
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StockDigg - Digg for stock trading.
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iTunesLove - Memedigger for iTunes tracks.
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Woomu - Another memedigger for videos. Woomu doesn’t display a thumbnail and you can’t play the videos directly on the site - VideoBomb is a lot more convincing.
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Newsbump - An unabashed Digg clone. Pretty ugly, but it does have the advantage that you can view Australian, UK or US news."
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(http://mashable.com/2006/03/12/memediggers/)
  
 
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