The Digg “Coup”

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Digg, the powerful leader in news social bookmarking, has fallen to the mob. This happened after a story of a HD-DVD crack. A company demanded for it to be taken down and it was deleted. After that, the users posted many of the crack. Gizmodo has said that the first 4 pages were dedicated to it. The code was this…


… There are also many posts still up as a protest. Gizmodo has mentioned that the HD DVD group are sponsers. Digg, however, could not stop the riot or even control it; or face wide deletion of members or entire site lockdown to stop the posts.

Later, Kevin Rose posted on their blog; trying to make the ‘diggers’ stop by giving into their demands.

But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.

If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.