Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Digg Revolt 2007

I've never before witnessed the Digg community at large behave so passionately. Although the HD-DVD AACS processing key may only seem like a number, we're really fighting for our freedom of speech in a way.

UPDATE: This is insane. Literally every story on the front page is a story related to this HD DVD fiasco. How will the Digg administrators react? Surely they won't go so far as to go on a mass banning spree.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe this has EVER happened before.

Digg user aywwts4 sums it up nicely:

"Now we know for a fact that digg is not about the people run by the people. Digg admins feel no shame in bringing down the admin hammer against anyone who even speaks out against digg, Many users were banned just for talking about the censorship, many stories were removed before they even had a chance to start, just because they spoke ill of digg. and even more, numerous stories got suspiciously buried despite the fact that they would currently be some of the most popular on digg's front page. (all not mentioning the number, just talking about the take down of the second most popular story on digg."

I can't wait to see the response from Kevin and Alex on Diggnation.