Netscape Rises Again + Blogs For Old People

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Blog stuff, one. Netscape are to rise from the ashpit, proudly reinvented as a Diggy-bloggy-thingy, headed by one the Wanker's (of this parish) favourite folks - Jason Calacanis - according to paidContent.org. Netscape.com To Be Relaunched As a Digg-Like Site; Calacanis Heading It

Netscape.com will be revived again by AOL, and will relaunch soon as a Digg-like user-driven news/aggregation site with Jason Calacanis at the helm, sources have told paidContent.org.

Blog stuff, two. Blogs for old people, from Six Apart. Reuters - Blog supplier Six Apart receives $12 mln in funding.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Six Apart Ltd., a provider of blogging software, on Wednesday said it had received around $12 million in a third round of funding for use in new products, international expansion and network growth.

Six Apart plans to use the financing in part to help launch a new service, code-named Comet.

The service aims to extend the blog and social networking craze among young people to an older, more mainstream crowd looking to create private, text and photo sharing sites for their families and friends, Berkowitz said.

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Will being mainstream turn

Will being mainstream turn people away from the Digg concept? Does it usefuly scale across themes?

How wonderfully dull that

How wonderfully dull that sounds. The netscape domain deserves better than Calacanis churning out a copycat of what is already a clearly skewed and slightly flawed model.

IMHO the more you try to

IMHO the more you try to take something like digg and apply it on a larger/broader scale, the more it will be gamed and the more it will render completely meaningless results. frankly i think digg itself is already too broad and should be even more niche.

ultimately i am not a believer in digg though, i think the "community without a leader(s)" fails online, just as it does offline.

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The service aims to extend the blog and social networking craze among young people to an older, more mainstream crowd looking to create private, text and photo sharing sites for their families and friends, Berkowitz said.

Careful... I don't think that's really possible.

Maybe this is an opoortunity for them, as the older crowd may tolerate down time better than mainsream bloggers did?

as the older crowd may

as the older crowd may tolerate down time better than mainsream

and it could just be sheer economics as well...if your client base is going to die in 3 weeks then you don't have to worry about them using the "another full free month" of unreliable hosting coupon.

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