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Friday July 13, 2012

What went wrong at Digg: publishers, PR hacks and power users ruled the roost

From BoingBoing today, comes a short piece on the collapse of the website digg.com.

Note: I wrote a longish piece attaking the digg model in 2006, back in it's heyday, and I wasn't the only one; see "How Digg Gets Everything Backwards.. And How to Fix It".

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The only way to consistently get stuff on the home page was to work at it like a job. ... everyday users were realizing that nothing they submitted ever even had a chance in hell of going to the front page. They weren't empowered netizens visiting from the future, but chumps who were being played by Digg and a bunch of "social-media consultants."

http://www.theatlantic.co...-as-its-community/259770/

posted by mouser donate to mouser - July 13, 2012, 09:33:00 AM
discovered on http://boingboing.net/201...3/digg-dug-own-grave.html
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