Kevin Rose – Founder Of Digg Speaks Out About Fraud, Top Users and Future Features
Kevin Rose, Founder and Chief Architect of Digg.com, explains some upcoming changes to Digg. He addresses issues of gaming, the top user list, and some new features that are in the works. A snippet of the article is pasted below.
Hey everyone –
It’s been awhile since I’ve posted and I wanted to get the New Year underway by clearing up a couple of perceptions that have arisen around attempts to manipulate (game) the listing of home page stories on Digg.
Since the early days of the site, we’ve known that people try to game Digg, and since the beginning, we’ve developed tools to prevent it. It’s obvious to us that this is just a normal dynamic of a growing site and is similar to what sites like Google, Yahoo! and hundreds of other sites have been dealing with for years. But in the last several weeks the noise around this topic has grown and so I wanted to post and explain our position on some of this and some upcoming changes.