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.

Did you enjoy this post? Please subscribe via RSS or email.

Related posts


RSS feed | Trackback URI


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.

(Comments wont nest below this level)
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.


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.

Name (required)
E-mail (required - never shown publicly)
Subscribe to comments via email
Your Comment (smaller size | larger size)
You may use <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> in your comment.

Trackback responses to this post