The Digg Revolt, May 1, 2007

Some people said that it wouldn’t work… users moderating the stories and in control of the content? Well, worked surprisingly well all things considered. Beyond the digg-gaming issues, users tended to “digg” up interesting stories and suppress the bad ones.

But a lot of that changed tonight…

The trigger: How I got banned from Digg
The official response: What’s Happening with HD-DVD Stories?
The digg user response? utter chaos (screenshot). The entirety of the homepage is made up of angry responses.

It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out — the first Web 2.0 Revolt?

Will it all blow over and digg will be back to itself in a few days?
Will it hurt digg substantially?
Will it boost digg to new heights of popularity?

The most ironic thing is that there isn’t much that they can do about it… since the site content is generated by the users, they can choose to close down the site perhaps… but the site will then screech to a complete halt. What can they do but wait it out?

Update: The resolution.

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