Crabs Are the New Bacon On Deals.Woot

You can see the power of community in action today at Deals.Woot.com. I took this screenshot around 6am this morning, which shows lots of crab related deals on the home page. 10 of the 15 deals are crab related.

I’m not sure what this is about. It might be Wooters trying to replace the old go-to deal of bacon products. Some people are saying it might be the work of Anonymous at 4Chan. Either way, it’s a great example of how a strong online community can influence the web.

The New Yahoo! Buzz

Yahoo Buzz Logo

If you are looking for something similar to Digg, you might want to take a look at the newly relaunched and redesigned Yahoo! Buzz Beta.

Yahoo! Buzz used to be something similar to Google Hot Trends, and they still offer a similar service, but they have made the trend results votable by the users of the site. Much like any other social news site out there. I don’t really think this site will take off, but it is a definite step up from what it used to be.