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New Netscape opens up – existing users not impressed

The new digg-like Netscape has gone out of beta and is now on the main netscape.com domain.

I’m currently seeing some great comments coming through on my initial post about the new Netscape. Seems like the existing Netscape user base is not overly impressed – and remember there were some 811 million page views per month on the old netscape.com. This comment on my blog by Susan Kramss is indicative:

“I’ve been a loyal Netscape member for years. Lately my patience has been seriously tried. First I went three weeks without access to my mail because the “servers were down” and no one could say if or when they would be up and running or if my mail would still be on file.

Now this change to Digg! It’s absolute garbage. Even if I wanted to give it a try, I’ve gone in on three occasions now, changing my password using their update password link and each time it comes back saying the system does not recognize my password. I couldn’t use this new format if I tried due to the poor technical management behind the scenes. It’s time for a change. And I strongly reccomend it to the many of you out there who are unhappy with this change because you know damn well this kids running the show don’t give a crap about what the public wants.”

I wonder if this is just the initial shock, or will Jason Calacanis and his team have a big challenge on their hands to convert the old netscape users across to the new community news “2.0” model. Thoughts?

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