The Digg Community’s Concerns With Digg

We, the undersigned (comment to join) are ready to find out if there is more to social bookmarking than Digg. We are going to stop submitting to Digg. The alternatives are plenty – now is the time to venture into new territory. As we organize we will evaluate and find a new space.

When a digital identity, like a Digg account, becomes penalized through its consistent interaction with a website we assume that site falls into one of two categories. Either (a. The site in question is ill-suited to become a healthy social network. or (b. The premise of the social network is such that it is based on competition.

Digg is, in part, a game. It always has been – and that is one of the reasons we love it. That it helped us share useful, entertaining or interesting content only made it that much more fun.

Unfortunately the rules to the game have never been under the community’s full control. As far as we can tell, the rule-makers barely listen to us. The latest change in the algorithm, along with rumors of secret editors, auto-buries, etc., have led us to believe it is time to break ties with Digg.com.

Here are a list of the main charges against Digg: Continue reading

The Drill Down 016 – Strike Out!

The big news this week is, of course, the Writers’ Guild Strike 2007, and Andy, Reg & Mu throw in their $.02 (which is just .02 less than the writers currently get in residuals). Plus iTunes/iPhone news, Lightning Round, and the “Race to 1000″ comes to an early end.


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2007 Writers Guild of America strike @ Wikipedia
The Writer’s Guild: Why We Fight
Eisner’s advice to striking writers: Blame Steve Jobs, not the studios

The Evan Series – Video Rentals Coming Soon to iTunes?
Latest iPhone update jailbroken before it hits the ground
Eye-Fi: How One Little Chip Will Change the Way You Share Pictures
Rumormonger: Digg close to a $300 million sale?
That’s Your AIM in My GTalk
IndiaTimes website ‘attacks visitors’
Radiohead says its fans are not cheapskates
Mike Arrington Crucified for no-show @ Blogworld
Games that can educate: SimCity donated to OLPC project
Pownce : Note From Kevin
Demonoid Shuts Down Again