CEO Says He Will "Make Digg As Good As It Used To Be"

CEO Says He Will "Make Digg As Good As It Used To Be"

Here’s the latest dispatch from contrite-CEO-land. The social news site “Digg” has a new CEO and he started things off with an admission that the site isn’t as good as it used to be, but promises that fixing things is his top priority. [More]

Robots Play Trick On McDonald's Advertisement

Robots Play Trick On McDonald's Advertisement

This is what happens when you let robots select up-and-coming stories for your banner ad on Digg. Although now that I think about it, I’m not sure I’d ever let a Digg story be assigned to my brand, automatically or otherwise, without looking at it first. (Thanks to Jeff!) [More]

3M Steals Viral Image Idea To Avoid Licensing It

3M Steals Viral Image Idea To Avoid Licensing It

There is probably nothing more pathetic in the world of marketing than watching a big corporation try to do something “viral”—usually they end up looking like Elaine dancing. But sometimes, they’re so cynical and soulless about it that they don’t just come across as incompetent, but as exploitative cheapskates as well. In 3M’s case, they wouldn’t pay $2,000 to license a well-known photo with its own viral history, and instead recreated a fake version of it to save a grand. We guess they’re just hoping none of the sites and communities that made the photo popular in the first place will notice. Oh wait, this is supposed to be viral or something…

Liveblogging Digg's $#@*!storm

Liveblogging Digg's $#@*!storm

2:28 Submitted this post to Digg.

Digg Goes Ape$#@*!

Digg Goes Ape$#@*!

A wide-scale user revolt is disrupting popular social news networking Digg. It’s a protest over Digg acquiescing to MPAA pressure and deleting a 15,000+ dugg story about a crack for the HD-DVD/Blu-Ray DRM system.

Do The Right Thing: Digg For Corporations

Do The Right Thing: Digg For Corporations

Do The Right Thing is Digg for corporations.

Sutori: Digg for Consumerists

Sutori: Digg for Consumerists

Diggers Tell Netscape To Fuck Itself

Diggers Tell Netscape To Fuck Itself

The News; High Interest Charged For Lending Of Ears

The News; High Interest Charged For Lending Of Ears

• Home field advantage. Shortness of breath ensues amongst the 16,000 coat-tail hopefuls, causing them to reach for their pills. [LAT] “Verdict Bolsters Merck’s Vioxx”

Pith & Vinegar; Irony Available in 26 New Colors

• Digg users rush to fill AOL’s Digg ripoff with stories about AOL’s Digg ripoff, inadvertently swelling the member list AOL can tout to advertisers in the process. [Valleywag]

Remainders: Digg and Slate Edition

Although we don’t intend to make this a regular feature just yet, we spotted a rash of Consumeristy links over at Digg that we thought we’d pass on.