Reddit Vs Digg: Users Psychology Comparison

Posted by damnedviper | | 8 comments »

I have tried to have a psychological comparison of the users at digg and those at reddit. These comparison are based on the stories submitted and comments by the users.

At first have a look at the level of Reddit users. Many among the Reddit users are school kids

On the contrary, digg has most of its users as office workers or mature bloggers. Similarly, each has its own way of expressing differnce of opinion.

Finally, the thought process is entirely different. Have a look at the comments by reddit users and those by digg users.

I had always liked Digg because of its interface and the quality of news stories and because of the fact that i got my first two or three submissions popular. While reddit on the other hand was not a successful thing for me as i never even got more than one point on my submissions. Generally speaking, the news at reddit were more raw and simple. The voting system at reddit is simply the simplest, you cannot get it more simpler. On the contrary, digg is slightly more biased and spammed.

If you disagree then have the luxury to comment. You may also read my discussion about the reddit bug.

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  1. Anonymous // November 21, 2008 at 5:08 PM  

    The brutal irony here is that both reddit and digg users alike know this is laughably backwards.

    Digg: zomg 4chan rulz so lolsomez!

    Reddit: Obama is hiring neocons into his cabinet.

    I have way too much experience w/ folks paying bloggers for lying to assume you did this for honest motives. Reeks of paid spam.

  2. Anonymous // November 21, 2008 at 5:27 PM  

    XFD definitely stoned

  3. Anonymous // November 21, 2008 at 6:10 PM  

    so hiiiiiigh!

  4. PP Martin // November 22, 2008 at 5:12 AM  

    Interesting comparison, and one suggestion: don't accept anonymous comments on your blog, they are generally worthless.

  5. damnedviper // November 22, 2008 at 9:39 AM  

    @PP Martin: Yeah you are right. Some people dont think when they write.

  6. Nick // November 22, 2008 at 3:18 PM  

    Liars! Seriously though, this is a total failure at facts and convincing any user of either site that your ideas are correct. Were you stoned when you made that pie-chart? Or, like a Reddit user said, is this just REALLY dry humor?

  7. Anonymous // March 8, 2009 at 6:17 AM  

    That pie chart is ridiculous, 10% genuis? How the hell did you measure that.

    Digg for it's quality articles? All it is now are top ten lists.

  8. Anonymous // February 24, 2011 at 12:55 AM  

    "Or, like a Reddit user said, is this just REALLY dry humor?"
    Like any Reddit user would do, care/whine a lot.

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