June 7, 2008 · 4:03 pm
born in CA, 1977
Kevin Rose is an entrepreneur and co-founder of Digg, Revision3, and Pownce. Rose also co-hosts Diggnation, a popular weekly podcast. Rose first became well known through his position as co-host of The Screen Savers, a TechTV show.
As the founder and chief architect of Digg, he oversees all aspects of the management and development of the Web site. Kevin started Digg in September 2004 as a personal project. His initial idea was to conduct a social experiment in how masses of users could control and promote news and other content on the Web, without external editorial control. After a very short time, he realized the power of his idea, as Digg was becoming a resource for breaking news stories and developed a strong community following. Kevin is also a co-founder of the Internet Television Network Revision3 where as a member of the board he provides strategic direction to the company. Kevin co-hosts the extremely popular Revision3 show, Diggnation, a weekly video podcast based on digg.com news stories and content. Diggnation consistently ranks as one of the top podcast downloads from the Apple iTunes Music Store.
Prior to founding Digg and Revision3, Kevin was a co-host of the popular technology television programs Attack of the Show on the G4 Network and The Screen Savers on TechTV. During Kevin’s tenure at The Screen Savers, a live TV program focusing on computers and technology, it was the highest rated show on TechTV, reaching 55 million households. Before working at TechTV, Kevin worked for several technology startups as well as for the U.S. Department of Energy.
June 7, 2008 · 3:57 pm
based in San Francisco, CA – diggnation.com
Diggnation is a weekly tech/web culture show based on the top digg.com social bookmarking news stories.
It is a weekly video podcast produced by Revision3, hosted by Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht. Its main purpose is to discuss the top stories from Digg, the social bookmarking website developed by Rose and others. The format of the show usually involves Rose and Albrecht reviewing one or more brands of beer at the opening of the show, of which they will consume throughout the show, followed by them discussing various Digg stories from the previous week. Both audio and video versions of the podcast are available. It consistently ranks as one of the top podcast downloads available from the Apple iTunes Music Store.
May 23, 2008 · 1:23 am
Website: http://digg.com – founded by Kevin Rose in Nov 2004, San Francisco, CA – see also the podcast http://diggnation.com
Digg is a place for people to discover and share content across the web, from the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog. Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by our users.
Every article submitted to Digg has a count of how many Diggs the story has received. You need to be signed-in to Digg a story. For every registered user that clicks “Digg it” the count goes up one. If a story reaches the tipping point, then it gets promoted to the homepage.