Google Launches “What’s Popular” Social News Gadget (Apr. 28, 2009) — Google has released a gadget called “What’s Popular” for iGoogle. It is a Web page plug-in that has some Digg-like abilities for finding and voting on Web links.

igooglediggGoogle’s “what’s popular” feature use algorithms to find interesting content from a combination of your submissions and trends in aggregated user activity across a variety of Google services, like YouTube and Google Reader.
If you subscribe to it and expand it on your personalized Google homepage, you’ll see a social news page like sites like Digg or Reddit, with up and down arrows to vote approval or disapproval of the site. The types are split up into stories, videos and images.

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