Netscape's new future will be as a Digg-like memedigger. You can see the nice looking beta site here
. TechCrunch says
blogs or sites featured on the new Netscape could be crushed by a traffic tsunami.
Putting this kind of audience in front of a Digg like service could spell trouble for many sites that ultimately make it to the top of the site. A Digg or Slashdot story can send tens of thousands of visitors to a site in a matter of minutes or hours. With Netscape, this effect could be many times larger - possibly resulting in outages at sites headlining the new service.
The Netscape memedigger covers a broad array of categories unlike Digg, which so far only focuses on tech news. However, we know Digg is about to change that
. Netscape even has a Do No Evil
channel. The Netscape news is a hot topic in the tech blogosphere today. Some bloggers are calling
the Netscape beta a Digg clone. Tom Raftery says
Digg must be very flattered. Over 200 blogs
are linking to the new Netscape beta according to Technorati. Google Blogsearch shows 106
and Bloglines shows 867 links
to the Netscape beta.