Toggle My BrainyQuote
Quote of the Day
Kevin Rose Quotes
One of the things that I've always loved to do is brainstorm ideas with friends and get together and talk about what they're building... Essentially, my day-to-day is just going around and meeting entrepreneurs and talking to them about what they plan on launching.
The democratic approach to news is a very valuable thing. We're always going to be dependent on the quality of reporting of mainstream media.
The key to making money in angel investing is saying no. You meet with 100 companies and say no to 99 of them.
My background is in tech. I studied computer science, and was working on TechTV, so the first thing I wanted to do was see my favorite motherboard stories hit the front page; you know, like, really geeky stuff.
People want to have a voice and a say in what is news.
I focus on consumer Internet. Sometimes it's a working prototype; sometimes it's an idea on a napkin. I don't do a ton of deals a year, and I really like working with startups - it's the only way I can invest. It fits my ADD brain.
I want to be known as one of the most accurate investors that ever lived.
Digg is like your newspaper, but rather than a handful of editors determining what's on the front page, the masses do.
With Digg, users submit stories for review, but rather than allow an editor to decide which stories go on the homepage, the users do.
Digg will serve as a means of gathering metrics for third party websites, providing them insights into who's digging their content, who they are spreading it to.
At our peak, no one knew how to value Digg.
Twitter became a major place to find out what was breaking on the Internet. Facebook became a place to share links. Social media really grew up.
We want to open digg up to just about anyone and everyone that wants to express their interest in any type of news story or Web content.
One of the things that's been crazy for us has been the speed at which news can break on Digg, because it's powered by a mass of humans versus a machine that has to go out and crawl and find the information and then determine its relevance mathematically.
Since news breaks on digg very quickly, we face the same issues as newspapers which print a retraction for a story that was misreported. The difference with digg is that equal play can be given to both sides of a story, whereas with a newspaper, a retraction or correction is usually buried.
We have a huge tech following that do nothing but Digg tech stories, and then there's another pool of users that remove the tech section from their view of Digg, because you can go on and customize your own experience and remove sections you don't like.
Find on Amazon:
Cite this Page:
Image of the Moment
Courage is knowing what not to fear.
Get Social with BrainyQuote
Follow BrainyQuote on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to share inspiring quotes with friends.
Join us on
Follow us on
Follow us on
Quote of the Day
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
BQ on Instagram
Quote Of The Day Feeds
Quote of the Day Email
© 2001 - 2015 BrainyQuote