Lighthouse Wrestling has launched a sister site to bring social bookmarking to combat sport fans. Social Bookmarking is a way for internet surfers to share, organize, search, and manage bookmarks of web resources around social networking features. The URL is http://www.shruggit.com. On the Lighthouse site you can find the link along the top menu bar between “Forum” and “Help” menu items.
What Is Shrugg It?
Shrugg It is a place for combat sport fans to discover and share content found on the Internet that is of interest to them. From the most popular site to the most obscure blog, Shrugg It surfaces the best stuff as submitted and voted on by our users. You won’t find editors at Shrugg It – we’re here to provide a place where users collectively determine the value of content created by others.
How do we do this? Everything on Shrugg It — from news to videos to images — is submitted by our community (that would be you). Once something is submitted, other people see it and Shrugg (vote) what they like best. If your submission rocks and receives enough Shruggs, it is promoted to the front page for our visitors to see.
And it doesn’t stop there. Because Shrugg It is all about sharing and discovery, there’s a conversation that happens around the content. We’re here to promote that conversation and provide tools for our community to discuss the topics that they’re passionate about. By looking at information through the lens of the collective community on Shrugg It, you’ll always find something interesting and unique. We’re committed to giving every piece of content on the web an equal shot at being the next big thing.
Why Shrugg It?
Combat sports have a smaller following compared to more popular sports like baseball, football, and basketball. They also have less journalists covering them. Consequently, on the more familiar social bookmarking sites the combat sports content not only gets buried under the higher participation of the popular sports, it gets buried under the higher activity of other topics such as politics and technology.
Having a social bookmarking site dedicated to combat sports allows that content to surface rapidly to the front page. What that means to the avid combat sports fan is that you will more readily find the best stories. What that means to the avid combat sports journalist is that you will more readily connect your stories to the passionate fans.
How to Participate?
First, create an account. For your convenience you can login with your Facebook account. This way, you don’t have to recollect a new username and password.
When you find great combat sports content, submit that URL to Shrugg It. When enough fans vote on the submission, it will publish to the front page. When you see content that you like, vote on it. To find the upcoming stories visit the Upcoming News page. The most popular stories are found on the Published News page.
Shrugg It has Social Networking features. If you find a community member who submits content that you like, you can follow them. By following them you will be notified whenever they post a new story. There’s a Twitter like wall for you to post personal messages for visitors following you to see. You can private message other members.
Join now, begin submitting links to the exciting content that you find, vote(Shrugg) a story to the front page, and express your thoughts with a comment. With your active participation, wrestling stories, personalities, athletes and journalists benefit from increased exposure. Increased exposure grows participation and opportunities.