I just noticed an interesting new site on the Irish web —

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 ;)

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  1. Posted July 26, 2006 at 13:11 | Permalink

    Thanks fro reminding me, I registered with kick ages ago, then totally forgot about it.

    And in a shameless self-promoting move I’m going to mention my Sports site, which is similar to kick in that you can submit, vote discuss etc, but only topics related to Irish Sports. If you are interested in taking a look it is

  2. Posted July 27, 2006 at 13:30 | Permalink

    Thanks for posting about

    I have only started to do some promotion of the site and we need all the users that we can get in order to turn the site into a good resource. One of‘s sister sites is doing quite well :

    The best way to contribute to is by posting new stories. They can be from any source, including your own blog. If you would like other people to post your blog stories to kick, add a ‘kick it’ counter to your blog:

    Add a ‘kick it’ counter to your blog

    Just replace with