Apparently there’s some sort of conspiracy keeping Linux-related links off the front page of the popular link-sharing site Digg.com — or at least that’s what this recent Computerworld editorial would have you believe.
Whether it’s true or not there’s still a very healthy Linux community over there — my review of the Evolution email client currently holds the all-time record for the most reads in a single day, and virtually all of that traffic came from Digg!
If you’re looking for Linux-related news allow me to share two more worthy sites for your consideration:
Free Software Daily is very much like Digg in that registered users can vote on links submitted to the site. But very much unlike Digg popular items look like they get less than fifty votes each.
If you’re interested in a constant feed of quality Linux links head on over and join the community…
tuxmachines.org is blessed with the adorable and killer tagline: “Do you waddle the waddle”? — how you can resist?
There’s no voting here per se; instead the site somehow tracks how many “reads” each submitted article gets — though it’s not clear to me if this calculation includes guests or logs the activity of registered users only. Regardless, there’s a large community here as popular links are getting close to five hundred reads.
Together these two sources provided pretty much all the Linux-related links I post to my Twitter account. You could also follow a real-time stream of the #linux hashtag in one of those fancy Twitter desktop apps but really, who has time for that?