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Giving up on Digg

I won’t be reading Digg any more. I’ve visited it almost daily for the past 2 years or so, but it’s been a long time since I’ve seen something on Digg that I haven’t already seen at another site (except for stories about Digg itself). The front-page news is always at least a day old, and there are far too few real news stories and way too many “LOL FUNNY PIC” and “OBAMA CAN HAZ ELEKSHUN” stories.

Oh, and where is that OpenID support that was promised to be added “sometime this year” in early 2007? Here is what I wrote in an e-mail to Tom Drapeau after hearing that:

I’m not normally a betting man, but I’d put a week’s pay against Digg actually rolling that out before December 31, 2007. Their ratio of features promised to features delivered is, how you say, crappy.

I’d say that I won that bet quite handily.

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5 thoughts on “Giving up on Digg

  1. Steve says:

    I Agree with you. I have been going to Digg since it started from day one.
    Of course I went back to slashdot and have been checking out some sites like ars technica and techmeme.

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