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What does the future hold for Digg?

What lies ahead for Digg

Following on from a recent Article about whether ‘Digg was going to get Dugg‘ over the whole Linux Code leak - which saw Members protesting in a digital riot, holding the Front page of Digg to ransom in their quest for Freedom of Speech, the founder Kevin Rose has spoken out.

The AfterMath

Some calculated that the front page of DIGG received over 50,000 diggs relating to the Linux code leak.

A bold statement from the founder

Kevin Rose, founder and ongoing developer of the biggest social content site on the internet had a few words to say today:

“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.
Digg on,
Kevin”

The decision, good or bad?

Only time will tell whether Kevin’s decision to allow the code was a good one or not.
Some would say that the decision was forced upon him and that if he wanted the Digg website to continue in any shape or form then he only had this one option, but whatever you think about it, you really do have to respect his loyalty to the community by listening to them and making this bold statement.

If I was in Kevin’s shoes I doubt I would have made the same decision. I’m sure there will be a lot of flack about this in the press over the coming weeks / months.

It will be interesting to see how this all turns out.
You can read more about Kevin’s thoughts in his DIGG blog at:
http://blog.digg.com/

Update: You can read a nice article about supporting ‘David’ in his decision to battle with ‘Goliath’: http://www.tikibartv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=1078

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  1. Ramujayn May 3, 2007

    Amazing how fast information travels on the Internet these days. Just a 16 byte encryption key, and suddenly you can bypass HD-DVD security with no hassle. Might as well give up DRM, but they don’t understand. Oh well, we’ll just keep cracking codes and decoding algorithms. This is just too easy. Hopefully the media corporations will listen since this only hurts those who don’t understand computers. Otherwise, FIGHT THE MAN!!…. peacefully.

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