DigaListÂ is an interesting new website which combines social voting (Reddit-style vote-up/vote-down) with lists (and a community who makes them.) Users can create personal lists, public lists, co-build lists with others, and let others vote on them.
Most of us keep lists on sticky notes, in old emails from friends, or we bookmark sites with useful lists. DigaList is a very simple website which takes lists you enter and saves them. The site has an up/down rating system very similar to Reddit’s which shows the most popular lists on the front page of the site.
The site organizes lists into categories as well for those times when you need to find a list for a particular reason. Creating a new list requires registration, but viewing others’ lists does not. Expect to see lists similar to those you are forwarded in your email, you read on Digg or Reddit, and those you printed off and have stored in a drawer. The IT Lists includes lists like ‘Top Ubuntu Apps’, ‘Top Network Utilities’ and ‘Top Gmail Tips.’
Social features on the site include tagging, comments, and a friend ability. Users can create series to show off personal photos, or to post thoughts or ideas a few at a time.
This site does exactly what it is meant to do. It is simple, and very to-the-point. DigaList could be cleaned up aesthetically a bit, but right now, I like that it is not too cluttered. The search feature works well, and the categories are relevant. The site does copy Reddit a bit, so I hope they can use their creativity to create a different voting system.