Digg's Dicey Decision

Digg President Kevin Rose explains his controversial decision to remove from the use-powered news site the list of the top
Rob Hof

Digg's Dicey Decision

Digg President Kevin Rose explains his controversial decision to remove from the use-powered news site the list of the top "diggers" to reduce spam and discourage people who try to game the site. But Steve Rubel thinks he's playing with fire, potentially demotivating the top contributors. (Not to mention, Christopher Finke of rival Netscape promptly wrote a program to divine the top users anyway.) Rose's intent may be valid, but I also wonder if a prime reason to contribute to Digg has just vanished. Egoboo is a powerful thing in the Web 2.0 world.

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