Now, thats a good term for the new crop of democratic, public edited, public voted news websites. Dreditors.
(thnx, KK, for the collected links)
So, what is a real dreditor?
To be a Dreditor (or a dreditor-site) the following conditions must be satisfied …
The general public/members must be able to
1) Vote up or vote down stories
2) Submit stories
3) Comment on Stories
4) Cause Dread for website owners/webhosts/webmasters because of the huge amounts of traffic hitting the site at once (the Slashdot effect).
5) Cause Reverse-traffic Dread wherein a website/news-article is completely marginalized and looses traffic because the Dreditor did not provide any positive feedback-wave, or, worst provided negative details about a site.