Social News Sites

A social news site is an online platform where users can (re-)post, share, rate, recommend, and comment on content, such as news articles, videos, images, podcasts, or blogs. This content can either be one’s own creation or come from external websites. A guiding idea is that the more interesting the content is found to be by the community of users, the more votes it will get and the more prominently the content will be displayed on the platform. In other words, content is generally ranked according to popularity. Popular content gets prominence and longevity, while unpopular content is buried over time.

The ability of social news site users to post comments about the content enables users to form a discussion based on the content. These comments ...

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