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Dropjack

Web News Articles


Tiny
Published 10/15/2012 and rated Ratingstars2 2 out of 5 stars
by Robyn Valenzuela
Deadpooled, not active anymore
What can you use the app for?

Dropjack is an aggregator of new articles from across the Internet that includes such topics as business, entertainment, technology, ecommerce and more. It is powered by its community of users and similar to Digg.com. Users can submit their own original content or their can submit stories, or they can submit stories, articles or other news items that one believes to be newsworthy and that would be of interest to others. Users can vote on content and therefore the more votes a story gets the better placement it will receive on the site. Alternatively, users can vote to "drop" articles that are not worth much or are considered spam. The site also offers ways for users to search, bookmark or tell their friends or recommend certain articles to their friends or to other social content websites, including Digg, del.icio.us, Reddit, Yahoo!, Blinklist, etc.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

DropJack.com is apart of the Jayde Online Network family. Jayde was founded in 1993 and incorporated in 1998. The company is mainly involved in the publication of email newsletters and the development of search and aggregate sites. Jayde is based in Canada and has a satellite office in California.

What are the differences to other apps?

Dropjack is very similar to Reddit and Digg, except it doesn't seem to filter out the spam as well as the others do. Upon a first glance at the site, this reviewer witnessed many advertisements in the disguise of a new article detailing legal help, penile enlargement and other silly items.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

Dropjack doesn't require a registration, but one could register anyway. The content on the site varies from the underbelly of the Internet and includes some legit news, some bogus items and some shameless self-promotion. The site is very basic, and a bit boring.

How does the registration process work?

To register for Dropjack, users can click on the Register button located on the site's upper right hand of the site's homepage. From there the app requests a user to provide a username, email address, password and to accept the site's Privacy Statement. Upon registration, users can submit stories, vote on stories and share stories with groups and friends.

What does it cost to use the application?

Dropjack is supported by advertising revenue and for its users, access is 100% free.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Dropjack may be useful to someone who is trying to scour the Internet for interesting new articles. However, they are most likely to find just spam articles and junk.

  • Browse through news articles
  • Categories include business, gaming, society and more
  • Users can submit news articles
  • Add content to Del.icio.us, Digg, Reddit and more


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FREE - Permanently free version

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