When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Digg did something very stupid
Digg v1: Betaworks Flushes Seven Years of Internet History Down the Toilet - San Francisco News - The Snitch: "The end of San Francisco-based Digg has been nigh for over two years, ever since founder Kevin Rose helmed a disastrous redesign in August 2010 and many of the site's users fled to Reddit, but the news-sharing behemoth plodded along, not realizing it was supposed to be dead. That is, until yesterday, when new owner Betaworks put a bullet in its head. Here, take a look. At first glance, it looks a lot like Pinterest, and that's not necessarily a bad thing. But it only takes a couple clicks to realize all of the archives are gone. All of them. All of the Ron Paul idolatry. All of the ASCII facepalms. All of the linkbait. Gone. And this could have a profound effect on the rest of the Internet."
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