Shouts. I noticed a couple of changes in the way that shouts work. I could be wrong, as I wasn’t much of a shouter, so please feel free to flame me if none of this is news to you.
A week and a half ago, we published Lost in a Sea of Shouts: 7 Ways Digg can Fix the System. It made it to the front page of Digg, but as fate would have it, it occurred just after 3am PST on Sunday morning — the worst possible time to go popular.
Whether someone at Digg read the article and started applying the changes (highly unlikely) or if they had already recognized the flaws themselves and changes were in the works for a while (much more likely), it still looks good that 2 of the 7 suggestions seem to have come true: (more…)