InformedNetworker, a Digg(tm) Competitor, Launches

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InformedNetworker brands itself as a Digg(tm) Competitor and seeks to target a niche market of the more general Digg(tm) audience, specifically individuals who are involved at a professional level with computers or peripheral technologies.

The Informed Networker ( is a new social news network which is branding itself as a "Digg competitor." It is targeted at professionals in the computing and peripheral industries rather than the general consumer orientation of sites like Digg, Netscape, and Reddit. It covers articles of professional interest on topics such as storage arrays, internet protocols, best security practices, web and application development, and voip communications.

David Mackey, a long-time computer guru and currently a full-time Network Engineer hopes that professionals who currently use competitor services will consider the Informed Networker ( as an alternative for their professional needs. He believes in the nature of social media and is a big fan of Slashdot and Digg as well as similar services, but believes both lack the professional focus than many members of the industry desire.

The scope of articles already posted on the Informed Networker ( indicates the significant difference a professional focus makes in the orientation of the articles over stories found on consumer oriented sites. Articles detailing the progression of iSCSI ToE cards, details of cyber-attacks, information on IP protocols, and best practices white papers pepper the pages. While some of these same articles would appear in the mainstream social news websites they would be sparse and interspersed between stories about the latest gaming rig or why macs are better than pcs rant.

David Mackey doesn't ever believe that The Informed Networker ( will ever replace the consumer oriented social news websites, but he does believe that there is a great need for a professional social news medium for the computing industry and hopes that many professionals will agree and find the same usefulness in The Informed Networker ( that sites like Digg and Slashdot have attempted to provide in the past.


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