I just noticed an interesting new site on the Irish web — kick.ie.
It’s closely based on the model of Digg, with a community of contributors who post new stories, comment, and “kick” stories they like so that those stories are given top billing. The interesting twist is that it’s not as general as Digg — instead of having a very broad “news” site, covering all bases, there are instead a smaller set of topic-focused “kick” sites. Using this model for the relatively-small Irish weblogging scene works pretty well, I think.
It’s nicely done — fast, clean, and featuring nifty features like RSS feeds throughout, and reader-contributed tagging. Nice work by Gavin Joyce!
Well worth subscribing to.
(Also, it’s cool to see that one of my posts discussing Irish road deaths managed to mass 7 ‘kicks’ a couple of weeks back ;)2 Comments