Is Digg Communal Or Mob-Ruled?
One blogger suggests that Digg is roamed by gangs that force stories that don't meet their criteria to be buried.
While there seems to be a rush to launch Digg-like sites, Scott Karp suggests that Digg might not be as democratic as it might appear. Karp suggests that Digg is roamed by gangs that force stories that don’t meet their diggthink to be buried:
Here’s more evidence that Digg is not the product of “collective intelligence” but rather a tightly controlled site run by a handful of people. Yesterday, I wrote about LostCherry, a would-be MySpace killer. Someone posted the story to Digg, and it began rapidly garnering “diggs” and a slew of comments from enthusiastic LostCherry users. Apparently, the Digg Nazis didn’t like this. The story was “buried.”
Of course, marketing professionals would never do such a thing on Marktd would they…