Filipino Link Site Rundown
Digg remains strong, despite constant accusations of community bias and vulnerability to paid influence. In any case, most of Digg’s popular items appeal to an American audience, given its US origins and mindset. Here are some local link sites that seek to compile links that are perceived as interesting for Filipinos:
PinoyBlurker focuses on blogs, and is updated on a semi-daily basis. There’s a lack of user-interaction though. It is part of the PinoyBlogosphere’s catalog of online properties.
Astigg seeks to adapt the Digg model for a Filipino audience. So far few story items have garnered more than 10 votes. Astigg is a play on the word “astig”, a colloquial term for “cool” or “nice.”
Wow Pare is similar to PinoyBlurker’s approach, providing new links regularly, but allows readers to submit what they find interesting through a contact form.
The common challenge facing these sites is the lack of an active community. Perhaps more widespread local connectivity is needed before any of these efforts can truly take off.
If Technograph has missed any Filipino-themed link site out there, please let us know.
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