Spoof about Digg: Money and Bannings, The Future of Digg

Kevin and JayWhen my wife brought this to my attention, she was worried.  She noticed that some of our friends were on the list of upcoming bannings and thought we should warn them.

The sad part is not that she did not recognize it as a spoof.  The sad part is that it COULD HAVE BEEN TRUE.  With the eratic behavior that Digg and its upper management have been displaying of late, there is no telling what they might try to pull next.  Zaibatsu – gone.  FameMoney – gone.  DiggBoss – gone.  Countless others – gone, gone, gone.

It isn’t hard to see what Digg is doing.  Their behavior is indicative of a pre-sale cleanup.  It’s similar to what a car salesperson does when they know they have someone interested in a particular used vehicle.  They will clean it up, warm it up, shine it up — anything they can do to hide its flaws.  It doesn’t matter if the flaws are fundamental within the vehicle itself — all that matters is doing what it takes to make it look perfect before the buyer arrives.

BUT, that’s all another story.  Check this one out from a new blog that we can assume was created specifically to put this post out, but you never know.  Maybe more will be posted to it.

Here’s the post itself, or you can continue back to the social media marketing homepage.

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  1. Actually, the cleanup probably had more to do with the VC investment than a sale possibility. You don’t take a VC round if you’ve got a buyer on the line. More likely, the scripting issue came up during due diligence and Digg took rash action to close the funding.

  2. I wish it was not a spoof, the current digg set-up favours established diggers, banning the top diggers will open it up for the newbies and make it more democratic, the way it is supposed to be.

  3. but still, that’s not the right way to treat your user. I mean seriously, people will leave Digg… and that would be a shame. I think Digg should know how to maintain their community since they’re adopted UGC.