Is Digg lowering its standards for how many votes are necessary for a story to hit the front page? Currently, the top two stories at Digg have 19 and 31 votes and were submitted 6 and 25 hours ago, respectively.
Is it just me, or did stories not too long ago need closer to 50 or 60 diggs to be promoted? I know that I’ve seen several stories get between 40 and 50 votes in less than a day and not hit the homepage. Perhaps this lower standard is an attempt to have a more diverse cross-section of news reach the homepage, in reaction to recent criticism that Digg’s content is becoming irrelevant to a general (read: non-geek) audience.