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Corporate Profile – Digg, Inc.

Company: Digg, Inc.

http://www.federatedmedia.net/view-site-image.php?short_name=digg&size=72

Location: San Francisco, California

Launch Date: December 5, 2004

In the company’s own words, what is it?
Digg is a user driven social content website. Ok, so what the heck does that mean? Well, everything on digg is submitted by the digg user community (that would be you). After you submit content, other digg users read your submission and digg what they like best. If your story rocks and receives enough diggs, it is promoted to the front page for the millions of digg visitors to see.

Outside quote about company:
BusinessWeek online says, “Those in the know believe that Digg could become a new kind of clearinghouse for news and that its interactive community concept could snowball. That could be a jackpot for Rose, who owns 30% to 40% of the company (he won’t specify) — a massive stake for a founder in a world in which investors routinely demand up to 20% with every outlay.”

Features:
*Digg, or help promote
*Bury, or help remove spam
*Comment on stories
*Digg and bury comments you like or dislike
*Track your friends’ activity throughout the site
*Share a video or news story with a friend

Screen Shots:

diggs-site.JPG

diggs-site2.JPG

Management/Directors:

Jay Adelson – Chief Executive Officer
Kevin Rose – Founder and Chief Architect
Scott Baker – Director, Operations
John Moffett – Director, Finance
Amar Nadhir – Quality Assurance Lead
Owen Byrne – Senior Software Engineer
Steve Williams – Programmer
Nicole Williams – Digg Ambassador
Eli White – PHP Hacker
Timeless – Databases & Clusters
Daniel Burka – Lead Designer
Ron Gorodetzky – Senior Systems Administrator
Brian Link – Director, Site Development
Mike Newton – Networks & Metrics
Dan Huard – Site Administration

Relevant Links:
http://www.informationweek.com/internet/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=193001026&subSection=Web+Development
http://blogs.zdnet.com/micro-markets/index.php?p=446
http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=18586&hed=Netscape+Piles+on+Digg&sector=Industries&subsector=InternetAndServices
http://technology.guardian.co.uk/opinion/story/0,,1718980,00.html

DIGG THIS STORY

September 28, 2006 at 11:20 pm 10 comments

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