Pligg going to lunch a new service named “Fraxi” which is a feature web-based tools for creating Pligg powered site. You can create a Pligg site for your interests, such as computers, internet, or any other topic.
Ning allow anyone to create their own social network and same thing happen to Pligg now. Pligg will soon launch Fraxi which let user without any web design skills to launch their own social news website. There are lots of Digg-similar website around us, Mixx and Reddit are two of them.
Pligg is an open source project that allow users to create their own Digg-similar website with just a few mouse click. You can download the source code and install at your own web server to try it out. According to Techcrunch, Pligg was recently put up for sale, but nobody showed any interest in acquiring them, so i think this is the main reason why they launch Fraxi.
Fraxi will give a subdomain for every user, such as yourname.fraxi.com. The service will be free and we are waiting the company to announce more details.
This new service will compete with coRank, which was recently relaunched and has a lot of users. I believe that Fraxi will have ad-based revenue model. Maybe they will placed some ads on the sidebar or any place of the site.
Currently, Fraxi main page only show a splash page, so we are waiting them to announce more details.