Digg seems to have become more like the Farks of the world with who can submit the silliest and wildest links rather than focusing more on the news. Also, since it’s an election year, I’ve had my fill of the “republicans suck” and “Obama Rules” stories getting on the front page of Digg. But maybe that’s just me. I’m okay with the occasional humorous post on Digg. But it used to be about the news and really cool things the internet has to offer. I think that much of this drastic change in focus on Digg can be traced to the point when Digg started allowing the submission of photos and videos. When you could only submit articles of a textual nature, you had to really have something of value. Now if you can jump on the latest meme before anyone else, you’ll hit the front page.
So what about AllTop? It’s not like Digg in that you vote for the best content. The AllTop folks scoure the internet in search of it. They only take the best sites, catagorize them, and lay them out in a nice easy to navigate manner. The sites at the top of a section update more frequently than those at the bottom and you can quickly scan a section and find articles that interest you. Only interested in linux specific technology then you have a section. Interested in reading more on personal finace? You have a section too. Sure you could use Google Reader for some of this, but then you’d have to search for the best content. I’d rather have someone do that part for me. Saves me the trouble of digging through the internet.
If you haven’t tried AllTop.com yet, you really should give it a try. Especially if you are looking for some new way to find the latest and greatest content. There is a lot of great content aggregated to AllTop so you’ll never really be at a loss for stuff to read.
What about you? Have you moved on from Digg to something else? If so what did you move to? Leave a comment, tell us about your new favorite site for finding the best stuff on the net.