Kevin Rose, founder of social news pioneer Digg, boasts that his site beat Google News, Netscape and other aggregation services to the punch when Donald Rumsfeld resigned.
Rumsfeld’s resignation broke an internal record for the time it takes a story to go from being submitted to landing on the home page. It took about 3 minutes for users to digg the story enough for it to make it to the front door. Google News had it 20 minutes later. Lesson: “People can break news faster than machines.”
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