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Netscape Rebranding

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, June 15, 2006
16 years ago3,441 views

"On Thursday, AOL’s Netscape property will no longer be just another portal – it’s being converted into a Digg-killer. The new site will run at http://beta.netscape.com for now, converting over to the main Netscape.com property soon."

More at Techcrunch http://www.techcrunch.com/2006/06/14/aol-netscape-launches-massive-digg-like-site/

It's ironic that on Netscape's tech channel it's a story that says:
AOL Copies Digg
http://tech.beta.netscape.com/story/2006/06/15/aol-copies-digg/

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

And more funny stuff:

http://static.flickr.com/57/167619791_c6f76dd3d4.jpg

They have missed out their number 2!

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

> They have missed out their number 2!

That's a bit like when they missed out Netscape 5...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Digg is down. "Digg will be down for a brief period, while we make some changes."

I wonder if they'll put Digg 3.0 online faster because of the Netscape competition.

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I wondered that too. But do you think they are really scared of this?

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I don't know who uses Netscape.com as a news resource, but Netscape has a big user base. Here's Alexa "not-so-true" traffic estimation:

http://traffic.alexa.com/graph?w=379&h=216&r=6m&z=&y=r&u=digg.com/&u=netscape.com&t=.png

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Anyone who chooses a Netscape icon as avatar was clearly not around in late 90s web development (aka Netscape 4 hell).

I'm not sure who ever visits sites like Netscape.com but their PageRank 9 is quite nice :)

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

hehehe.. I just went there and trolled the NS interface ..not sure if I want to register ..anyone in here has taken the plunge ?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Not yet... I wanted to "digg" something but then I didn't want to register for yet another Digg.

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I thought I was bad.. but you PL are badder then me!! :)_

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I think Digg and Netscape Digg ?!? should use an Anonymous Coward policy.

No Offense AOL, who would actually register for that site.

Joey J. [PersonRank 5]

16 years ago #

netts

SCJM [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Man I hate digg.

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