Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

The Digg Revolt: Users Want Reddit to Take Over?

 |  |  |  |  September 1, 2010


Last week, the popular social news site Digg overhauled its website, turning it into a hybrid social bookmarking/social networking site. It hasn’t been an easy transition. Many users despise the new look and have taken it to new lengths to protest. And it’s not just about the looks. It’s a true Digg Revolt! Check out this great timeline.

digg reddit revolt social news website

The revolters have even go so far as flooding Digg with Reddit links to drive traffic away from Digg. Why? Apparently, the way that the new Digg works allows major news sites and publishers to dominate the front page. Now that the power has shifted away from a small group of powerful contributors, many diehard users have started to abandon Digg for Reddit.

The Reddit/Digg spam links were in full force on Monday, but have quieted down since then. From what Digg says, it’s impossible for them to revert to a previous version, so I think we’ll be stuck with the new Digg for a while. To be honest, I’ve always like Reddit more than Digg anyhow. What do you guys think of the new Digg?

[via DVice]



Malo’o Beach Lounge Wagon

Malo’o Beach Lounge Wagon

The Largest Chord

The Largest Chord

Installing Microsoft Office 97 from Floppy Disk

Installing Microsoft Office 97 from Floppy Disk

2023 Subaru Legacy Gets a New Sport Trim

2023 Subaru Legacy Gets a New Sport Trim

The Hertz Shelby GT500-H Is a 900 Horsepower Rental Car

The Hertz Shelby GT500-H Is a 900 Horsepower Rental Car

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Has Big Power and a Big Price

2023 Cadillac Escalade-V Has Big Power and a Big Price

Advertisement