A few days ago someone asked me about the interest of using u a digg-like tool on an intranet and if I knew about such experiences.
It was hard for me to find such examples as I think, and that was my answer, that a digg-like would represent a real danger in an enterprise. Voting is chosing, it’s also promoting…or excluding. You will never be sure whether the vote will concern the content or the author.
If We’re in the context of a discussion, one can say “I agree / disagree” because he will have to give arguments, to explain his position. But in the case of a simple vote the risk of subjectivity is to high. We want people to evaluate content…not authors.
Unless we talk about external informations feeds, neutral and anonymous. At this time people will only evaluate the content since it comes from many outsides sources. We can make people co-evaluate external feeds but making them evaluate (whitout justification…just one click to vote) isn’t, in my opinion, the appropriated solution for user generated contents inside the enterprise.
Any experience of corporate digg-like ? Any opinion ?