Digg, its picture section and cash for Diggs scandal

WebTwitcher hears on the grapevine that Digg will be introducing pictures to its service soon, which founder Kevin Rose confirmed today.


If you've not yet used or visited Digg and you're wondering if it's something to do with Alan Titchmarsh, here's a synopsis taken from their site:

"Digg is a user driven social content website. Ok, so what the heck does that mean? Well, everything on Digg is submitted by our community (that would be you). After you submit content, other people 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 visitors to see."

The pictures feature would no doubt work in the same way, where users submit pictures and Digg the ones they like. This should be amusing to watch to say the least.

Still on the topic of Digg, there's a really interesting cash-for-Diggs story on Wired.com about the quest of one journalist to get onto Digg's front page. Which she did. But she paid for her Diggs.

Hmmmm, paying to get a story on to the front page of a media vehicle...no doubt sounds scandalous, especially in the web 2.0 environment where accuracy of content is constantly being called into question. However WebTwitcher's inclined to think it's just the same old media shenanigans and trends playing out in a new media environment ;-D


Paying for Diggs. Scandal? »


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