I’ve given up on social news site. Digg, reddit, they’ve all become a mish-mash of often hateful speech (remember “F*** You Texas”) or links to images often punctuated be “WTF”. I just can’t stand to have it polluting my RSS reader.
Really, though, it comes down to this: I’m getting old. I don’t have the time or patience to wade through the cruft to find the original, thought-provoking articles. It’s the same reason I abandoned Slashdot. To paraphrase Matthew Mcconaughey seminal Dazed character: I keep getting older, but the submitters stay the same age. I’ve taken Digg and reddit off my RSS feeds and have decided to stick with bloggers and sites that are edited.