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1 reason to ignore digg

Tweet I have my list of favourite sites, a list I’m slowly revealing here on this blog. One of these sites I absolutely adore is www.copyblogger.com a blog by Brian Clark. Brain’s site is dedicated to helping others improve their writing style. One goal of my blog is to help me improve my writing, and [...]

I have my list of favourite sites, a list I’m slowly revealing here on this blog. One of these sites I absolutely adore is www.copyblogger.com a blog by Brian Clark.

Brain’s site is dedicated to helping others improve their writing style. One goal of my blog is to help me improve my writing, and Brain’s site will certainly help with that.

So why did I title this post “1 reason to ignore digg”? Brian’s site has grown from 6000 visitors to 29000+ in eleven months. He credits digg with some of this increase, however digg, while it helps bring in traffic, has it’s flaws.

One of the biggest is that the type of people who use digg are young and immature, the things that often reach the home page are just plain rubbish. Brain’s site (one loaded with great content) has hit the home page a number of times. In fact in September ’07 his site hit the digg home page 3 times in a single week (great effort). Sadly now CopyBlogger is being pushed off the digg list – as Brain puts it digg “couldn’t tolerate quality content making the Digg home page that frequently”.

Brain goes on to say that for the first time massive sites like Digg & Facebook can be held accountable, for the seemingly stupid actions (ones they often publicly deny) they & their users perform. I agree to a point, and that point was shown yesterday when the lawyers got in and shut down a very popular Apple rumor blog. (Farewell ThinkSecret)

We think that Blogs are the epitome of free speech, well sadly that just doesn’t seem to be true. It seems that free speech (and blogs) is only as free as the budget you have to fund your lawyers.

Head over to Copy Blogger and read Brian’s “Ding, Dong, Digg is Dead” article, it’s well worth it.

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» Brian’s rant at Digg
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» Think Secret

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