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You are probably familiar with the rather rocky relationship that Digg has with its core community. Fueled partly by a need to counter false accusations from disgruntled community members who claim that Digg is rigged, partly by the desire to encourage non-core members to participate more passionately, and partly by a need to affect a level of diversity and equality that would appear promising to potential acquirers, Digg has changed its algorithm again and again to artificially favor certain categories over others and to favor relatively new users over long-time, active users.
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from Oggy 2342 Days ago #
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Yeah man... I f I want to read CNN and Ny Times articles I’ll got these myself.  I miss the strange stories we had before.

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from BogglesMyMind 2341 Days ago #
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hehe I like the title "decline and fall" instead of rise and fall...good focus on these two distinct stages.  Nice article on Social by Saleem as usual!

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from mike 2340 Days ago #
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ROFL - Diggbaiting abusing Digg is so old school.Appluase for going old skool from me :)

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from sammy 2340 Days ago #
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Nice article, Digg is clearly movong to a more improved algorithm but now for the next few weeks I think they are in test mode...  next Digg town Hall should be very interesting !

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from plaboon 2339 Days ago #
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Lest not forget that 50% of all digg comments are just hyping Obama even if said comments have nothing to do with politics at all...

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from BogglesMyMind 2339 Days ago #
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also let’s not forget that 87.3 percent of all statistics are made up. :p 

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from bbcarter 2339 Days ago #
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Actually only 86.2% of statistics are made up, if you check with the National Clearinghouse of People Who Keep Track of These Kinds of Things.

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from socivitus 2339 Days ago #
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@bbcarter If you don’t take that name as copyrighted quick, someone might steal the idea ^_^I am at a crossroads with digg, sometimes I love it, sometimes I hate it. When I read a post on Huffington Post, I hate it. When I see 20 stories (most VERY similiar) about a new movie, game, or event, I hate it. I love it because of the power users like Maki, Muhammed, and Mr.BabyMan who keep the place fresh. Making it harder for them to get their stories popular just doesn’t fly by me, but I’m sure other semi-power users who are getting more spotlight aren’t complaining.

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