p2pnet view P2P:- Kevin Rose and the Diggers are learning the painful lesson Hollywood and the Big 4 record labels can’t get into their heads.
They depend on us, not the other way around.
Until now, Digg has relied on users to decide what’s news, and what isn’t. Same as Reddit.
Then Digg decided it time to go up against Twitter and Fa$ebook.
Result? A mass exodus of users to Reddit in a Quit Digg day.
According to PC World, The primary complaints were as follows >>>
- Removal of the upcoming news page
- Default setting of “My News”
- Deleted favorites
- Removal of the “bury” or “dislike” button
- Front page domination of a handful of popular publishers
But “The most contentious issue was about high-profile news sites dominating (and seemingly controlling) the Digg.com front page”, says the story.
Says ReadWriteWeb >>>
If Kevin Rose and the rest of the Digg team thought that a long weekend would be enough to calm the furor over the latest changes to the popular site, they were clearly mistaken. Not only did Digg’s users declare today “quit Digg day,” but in order to protest Digg’s new auto-submission system, users are now upvoting every Reddit story on the site.
These stories are being submitted to Digg by Reddit itself through the new auto-submission system that is a core part of Digg v4.
“For years now, Digg’s unofficial etiquette stated that users should never submit their own content. The new submission system, however, now encourages publishers to submit their own stories and many are doing so. The fact that a link to Leo Laporte’s Google Buzz stream appeared on the Digg front page earlier this weekend was apparently the last straw for many.”
… and identi.ca
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