News comes from SXSW that the popular video podcast, Rocketboom, will later today launch its own Digg-like social news site. Built using the open-source content management system, Pligg, the new site will allow viewers to create a profile, submit and vote on stories for possible inclusion in the show, as well as leave threaded comments.
Commenting on USA Today's recent social network foray, I observed that while social networking features have become a commodity (in part through the existence of open-source and white label solutions), community isn't and never will be. However, Rocketboom has community in abundance, and providing that community with better social tools so that they can engage with and influence future productions, makes a lot of sense.
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