Digg on the MAKEbot – CONTEST!

Add the MAKEbotCONTEST + DIGG: We now have a contest, we worked with Digg and we’re going to test out delivering the latest news and top stories from them – Click here to add the MAKEbot to your buddy list. Then type subscribe digg 1 or subscribe diggall 1 to get the latest/top stories from Digg every hour (1 is the number of hours, you can change that. You can also just type digg or diggall at any time). We will randomly pick a user of the MAKEbot and give away a high speed flash photography kit, T-Shirts, a year of MAKE and our new book, The Makers (all found here). So add the MAKEbot and start Digging to win!


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14 thoughts on “Digg on the MAKEbot – CONTEST!

  1. ekai says:

    very cool. makebot, you are my new evil overlord.

  2. inconspicuous says:

    I’m very disapointed that you chose to use a proprietry protocol. Anyway Jabber pub/sub is cool. Mimír is a news alerting system built on it.

  3. F1_error says:

    I’ve been using the makebot for a few days now, and I’m disappointed that it doesn’t always update with digg. I keep getting the same headlines, even though they are off the digg front page.

  4. philliptorrone says:

    it hits the top 5 and the the “all” feed, once they return the same feeds, that’s what we display. we’ll look at a way of returning “more” (perhaps another command) in the future.

  5. F1_error says:

    So when excatly does this contest end?

  6. philliptorrone says:

    it’s still going on…we’ll announce when it is over.

  7. pjamestx says:

    On my Sidekick 2, the last item isn’t hyperlinked. Any idea why?

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