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Big time Posting FRAUD by a TOP Digg Poster

Posted by todd at 5:59 PM on December 12, 2006

I suppose this was bound to happen but it appears some top Digg users are being paid off. To make it worse some are being PAID by PR firm to put postings on Digg?

Jason Calacanis reports this on his blog

“A PR/marketing firm confirmed with me that they had a number of the top 50 users on digg now on the payroll–and this wasn’t a totally insignificant firm.”

Folks this really stinks to high heaven, and just goes to prove that anyone can be bought off. It’s one thing to post a Digg entry because you think something is worthy, it is quite another to post a Digg article having been paid to do it and use your current rank as a Top Digg users to manipulate the system. [Jason Calacanis]

3 Comments

  1. From Susabelle at 9:42 pm on December 12, 2006

    I have been increasingly disappointed with the content on Digg, and it doesn’t surprise me that this is happening. There’s so much junk linked on there, NOT tech news or even anything remotely interesting (like why would I want to see a silly video of some Arab men pretending to skate on an asphalt highway?). I liked Digg before its upgrade, now it’s just annoying, and I only visit maybe once a week and only go down a page or two before I’m bored and move on. I guess I’m not the “target audience” for Digg. And it’s disappointing, too, as I’ve always had respect for Kevin Rose ever since the days of Screensavers. Those days are past, I guess.

  2. From ainanet at 11:36 pm on December 12, 2006

    Perhaps he has a sour taste in his month…LOL I think his panties must still be in a bunch from the netscape thing.

    Of course this is happening. It happens in blogging, it happens on the “normal” web, it happens in TV and Radio, why not Digg.

  3. From ainanet at 11:36 pm on December 12, 2006

    Perhaps he has a sour taste in his month…LOL I think his panties must still be in a bunch from the netscape thing.

    Of course this is happening. It happens in blogging, it happens on the “normal” web, it happens in TV and Radio, why not Digg.