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How to Buy Votes and Get On Digg’s Frontpage

March 2, 2007 by  

Here’s some interesting story from a Wired reporter doing some investigative journalism.

The reporter created a boring and poorly written blog dedicated to showing picture of crowds and managed to get to the digg’s frontpage.

She paid User/Submitter to digg her blog and the natural organic digg followed suit.

It’s an interesting story worth reading.

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Comment by Edrei
2007-03-02 13:56:51

You know what’s funny? Wired News is owned by CondéNet, which also owns Digg competitor, reddit.

I was laughing my head off when I read this. But that’s Wisdom of Crowds for you. Good ol horde mentality. :)

Comment by Gaman
2007-03-02 14:14:02

Yes that’s mentioned in the article. Apparently, the wisdom of the crowds is not perfect, sometimes it just follows what others are doing. :)

Comment by dan1el
2007-03-05 12:18:10

Sometimes is a bit of an understatement. As the article shows most people on there digg without reading the article. Seems a little pointless to me.

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Comment by Allen.H
2007-03-03 02:03:52

Not only that: In his latest article Michael Arrington of TechCrunch writes how Wired has been trying to bury digg for quite sometime now.

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Comment by Joneh
2007-03-02 14:48:43

being human, always follows others. end up same like others. ;)

 
Comment by dan1el
2007-03-03 23:44:58

The digg crowd does tend to act like sheep. And even with all the changes they’ve implemented its still a small group of influential users that control the content on the front page.

 
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