The Slashdot Firehose
Well, I guess it's my turn to weigh in on the "new" Slashdot firehose.
I like it.
There's not that much to say, really. It provides what I consider a nice, clean interface to lots of potentially interesting stories and data from a wide variety of sources. However, there's also garbage to wade through (real men browse at Black).
The voting system and color coding is probably the best idea. I don't care how many people like the topic, I just want a quick and easy gauge to determine what the general opinion is. I can do that easily with the color coding. And the voting, if used wisely, can make Slashdot even more powerful. What I mean by that is if a story quickly goes to a high color, the editors can use that information to determine that the story is potentially "front page" material.
I think the Firehose is going to be my new home on Slashdot - everything, raw and uncut. Just the way I like it.