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Is Digg dead?

Given that I’ve read of other people discussing the downside to the ‘Digg Effect’ [1] [2] and the lack of value in getting a hit on Digg, how long before the search engines devalue Digg, too?

After all, their purpose is to mimic our own, is it not?

And, given that people (notably, some search engine marketeers) are essentially gaming Digg [1] [2] might we not see a time when just getting traffic from Digg is enough for the likes of Google to penalize someone, if search engines are able to establish a link (sort of web-based six 6 degrees of separation) between the submitter of the story on Digg and the recipient website or ‘blog.

Establish a link? But how?

Well, using something like Clusty of Spock might help, as well as the many other social bookmarking services.

Or what if Google enter into social rating of web pages? They’ve certainly got the means to do this…

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By Wayne Smallman

Wayne is the man behind the Blah, Blah! Technology website, and the creator of the Under Cloud, a digital research assistant for journalists and academics.

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