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Seems like just about every popular site has its clones- MySpace, YouTube, Ebay, Amazon and now Digg.

Pligg is a PHP script you can install on your web server which enables you to operate your own “Digg clone” site. Although still in its beta stage, the script seems to be pretty stable at this point.

Alvin Phang of is using this script on his newly released site CatchLive has a very nice, clean layout and is easy to use. I also noticed that you do not need to register or sign in to vote for your favorite articles on CatchLive.

Although CatchLive does not yet attract the massive traffic of other social networks, you can use these smaller sites to your advantage because it is not nearly as difficult to appear on their front page. It probably won’t crash your server with thousands of instant visitors, but if you use them enough, chances are it will bring a few hundred unique visitors to your blog without much difficulty.

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Article posted by: Neon on August 31st, 2007

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3 Comments to “Create Your Own Digg Clone” »

Comment by Sucker
Sep 02 2007 at 9:36 am

I used for a bit since I could keep an article on the home page basically forever, without even having an account, but now it’s a parked page…

Sphinn is looking good these days though.

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Comment by Blogs For Money
Sep 05 2007 at 3:28 pm

I’m not sure we need any more Digg clones!! :-(

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