If Digg wore high-heels and lipstick

I had the scoop but couldn’t blab until now. But Jossip let the catty out of the bag, revealing the quiet launch of Lipstick.com as a Digg for the glamorous celebrity set instead of unglamorous geeks from Conde Nast.

First 10 headlines on Lipstick right now:

1. Brangelina’s sweet, sweet revenge on the tabloids (nypost.com)
2. Jen & Vince hang out in Sydney, acting more like friends than a couple (people.aol.com)
3. Lindsay, Scarlett, Jessica, Alicia Keys do serious couture at the 2006 CFDA Awards (style.com)
4. Is This For Real?! First Photo of Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt! (dlisted.blogspot.com)
5. Brandon Davis’ grandma is a dirty liar (thesuperficial.com)
6. Aniston sees irony in her “Break-Up” role (montereyherald.com)
7. Lindsay Lohan Dating Everyone but Brandon Davis (jossip.com)
8. Keanu Reeves opens up: “I’m trying not to be alone so much, And man, it’s a struggle. I want to get married.” 9. Casey Affleck, Summer Phoenix Wed (people.aol.com)
10. A Diamond Binky For Shiloh Nouvel (shoppingblog.com)

First 10 headlines on Digg right now:

1. Dvorak: Our Modern World–Weirder by the Minute
2. Intel Core 2 Duo Blows Away AMD Athlon FX
3. AllofMp3.com Breaks Silence
4. Hack Attack: Turn your $60 router into a $600 router
5. Scientists resolve 60-year-old plutonium questions
6. It’s Hard Out Here For A Gamer
7. Cell-Phone Tracking Parents
8. 6Bone IPv6 Network Shutting Down
9. 24 Hours to stop new copyright law
10. RFID Gains Momentum In Pharmaceuticals

Hmmmmm. Worlds collide. Geeks v. glam. Rose v. Newhouse. This’ll be fun.

  • Soup

    They had better start supporting Firefox.

    I go to their page with Firefox, and it is blank. I go with IE, there it is.

  • http://jaxn.org/blog Jackson

    I was expecting there to be a punch-line following that title. Something about a 2-bit hooker.

  • http://www.duelroom.net/blogs n00854180t

    Damn, I don’t even know who half the people are in those stories, much less give a crap what they’re doing. Give me science and tech any day over celebrity gossip. If I wanted that brain dead shit I’d watch “Extra” or something (perish the thought!).

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  • http://www.techmeme.com/ Gabe

    Dunno if there’s a relaunch or official launch coming, but this has been out for over a month, and it never seemed to pick up all that much during that time. (Very few digg clones have in fact.) It’ll be interesting to see if they can change that.

  • http://www.fantacular.com brian

    go to reddit.com and then go to lipstick.com. lipstick.com stole reddit’s layout code. they are a fraud. reddit’s alexa rank is 2,335 and lipstick is 357,679.

  • http://www.fantacular.com brian

    update:apparently reddit owns lipstick.com…why they would want to separate it from reddit is beyond me.

  • http://21talks.net nuno

    Brian is absolutely right. Taken from the ‘Help’ section: “reddit is a source for what’s new and popular on the web — personalized for you.” Lipstick may be just easier to remember as a landing domain name. That could explain they didn’t keep it as a subdomain.

  • http://www.buzzmachine.com Jeff Jarvis

    guys,
    reddit provides the functionality. conde nast is the publishing company creating lipstick. nothing mysterious here. it’s like me using wordpress. powered by and all that.
    gabe:
    what wasn’t known publicly was the parentage.

  • http://www.mashable.com Pete Cashmore

    Seems like a weak attempt, but Gabe’s WeSmirch.com is excellent.

  • http://writingup.com/ashok ashok

    You can make your own digg or reddit instantly right now:

    http://www.crispynews.com

    I’ve created one for conservatives, myself:

    http://conservatism.crispynews.com/

  • http://www.wirefan.com Troy

    I use digg.com, blinklist.com, del.icio.us, and wirefan.com..
    Thanks

    • funny gal

      I wont think twice to endorse the sites to anybody who should receive support about this topic.

  • http://www.24hourtrading.co.uk/blog/diggers-googlers-stumblers-486/ Linda

    Hahaha I use Digg a lot but I only bother with the geeky stuff because otherwise no-one else Diggs it. I have read some good appraisals of different markets for social network sites here. Otherwise it’s quite difficult to find anything with decent women’s interest stuff so thank God for lipstick.com

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