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Digg Swarm and Stack, and Politics

Nov. 10, 2006: Wired Blogs has an interesting note from Kevin Rose's talk at the Web 2.0 Conference in San Francisco today:

"Rumsfeld's resignation broke an internal record for the time it takes a story to go from being submitted to landing on the home page. It took about 3 minutes for users to digg the story enough for it to make it to the front door. Google News had it 20 minutes later. Lesson: 'People can break news faster than machines.'

"33% of the diggs for the Rumsfeld story happened when people saw the headline within Digg's Swarm and Stack tools."

For more about Stamen's work with Digg on Swarm and Stack, take a look here.