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Author Topic: I Bought Votes on Digg  (Read 3166 times)


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I Bought Votes on Digg
« on: March 05, 2007, 03:10:26 PM »
Interesting story about a person manipulating the popularity of an article on Digg. You can also see a related article at: http://www.wired.com...e/15.03/herding.html.

...A new story about a blog dedicated to showing photographs of crowds had just gotten enough diggs to make the "popular" list on the tech/design page, and several people were commenting on it.
"How the hell did this get to the front page?" Pawperso wondered.
I can tell you exactly how a pointless blog full of poorly written, incoherent commentary made it to the front page on Digg. I paid people to do it. What's more, my bought votes lured honest Diggers to vote for it too. All told, I wound up with a "popular" story that earned 124 diggs -- more than half of them unpaid. I also had 29 (unpaid) comments, 12 of which were positive...

Kenneth P. Reeder, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Jacksonville, North Carolina  28546
« Last Edit: March 05, 2007, 03:15:29 PM by KenR »