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The Day Digg Got Destroyed

For those who haven’t seen this yet, I thought I’d just comment on it because it’s pretty interesting. Digg.com decided to remove some user stories which detailed the HD-DVD Processing Key for all movies that have been released in the format so far. Digg, removed this as if they have knowledge of a copyright-infringing activity, theyâ??re prosecutable.

However, the users really didn’t like it and Digg has been spammed to hell. Every single news story on the front page is the HD-DVD Processing Key they were trying to ban. The users built Digg, it seems they can destroy it too.

Here’s a pic of the front page of Digg today, for the history books.

Update: Kevin Rose, founder of Digg, made this statement saying that they will no longer remove stories of the HD-DVD key, regardless of the consequences.

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14 responses to “The Day Digg Got Destroyed”

  • Mike says:

    This is really hilarious!!

    I had a good laugh when seeing all those screenshots!

    Anarchy at Digg? Digg really shouldn’t mess up with its users!

    That made my day today!


    Comment by Mike
    May 2nd, 2007 @ 12:46 pm

  • Dave L says:

    Gives new meaning to “DDOS.”

    Comment by Dave L
    May 3rd, 2007 @ 4:21 am

  • payment blogger says:

    It looks that things are going harder for Digg. I guess those 17 old fellas don’t really care if this site will be shuted down

    Comment by payment blogger
    May 3rd, 2007 @ 8:41 am

  • DMOZ says:

    Man thats crazy. Why did the Digg community get all wacked out about it?

    Comment by DMOZ
    May 3rd, 2007 @ 4:22 pm

  • Mark says:

    The principle of censorship, I guess.

    Comment by Mark
    May 3rd, 2007 @ 4:38 pm

  • leftsans says:

    Anybody making money with this new oddball phrase? I’ve been targeting a handful of these phrases. I have sold a t-shirt so far. It reminded me of one tip, for a quick trickle of visitor traffic to a new phrase (I have done this with ‘foley scandal’ and ’09f911029d74e35bd84156c5635688c0′) is to change your myspace name to keyphrase, it will get you a top 3 position on technorati, which doesn’t ever get me asmuch as i would like but its something.

    Comment by leftsans
    May 4th, 2007 @ 1:29 am

  • Mark says:

    Thanks for the tip, leftsans. I considered looking to do something with the hd key term, however I missed the boat because I didn’t pick up on the story quick enough. You’ve gotta be quick to take advantage of these things!

    Comment by Mark
    May 4th, 2007 @ 2:44 am

  • Heero says:

    Absolutely one great post this is. Impressive screenshots. Love the title too.

    Comment by Heero
    May 19th, 2007 @ 4:41 am

  • Sucker says:

    Gotta love some of those story titles :)

    Comment by Sucker
    May 23rd, 2007 @ 9:46 pm

  • Dave says:

    Are you ever going to post anything again?

    Comment by Dave
    June 1st, 2007 @ 3:36 pm

  • Mark says:

    Haha, nice Dave! Yes I’m going to post again, I’m working on a four part article about setting up a network of affiliate sites at the moment. I’ve completed the first half, but I want to finish some work before I post it.

    This blog isn’t meant to be a “post a semi-useful bit of tripe everyday” which a lot of SEO blogs are. When I post, I’ll make it worth your time to read and hopefully make you some money. So just make sure you’re subscribed to the feed and you’ll get the updates.

    I expect the post will be up by next Friday coming up.

    Comment by Mark
    June 1st, 2007 @ 6:51 pm

  • Drew says:

    HAHA! I’m in that screenshot!
    The very last one. Created the account diggaresellouts so they wouldn’t ban my current one and submitted 20 stories or so.

    I’m glad Digg eventually agreed with us.

    Comment by Drew
    June 23rd, 2007 @ 11:36 am

  • Fast Stumble Exchange says:

    are you ever going to update this site again :(

    Comment by Fast Stumble Exchange
    June 25th, 2007 @ 8:37 am

  • Anime Girl says:

    I had a good laugh at that one! Digg users are incredibly overzealous.

    I love your blog by the way. It’s one of the best SEO blogs I have ever come across! I hope you keep posting. Every article is a gem.

    Comment by Anime Girl
    August 10th, 2007 @ 5:52 pm