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January 23, 2008

Just What Is The Digg Crew Recommending?

Yesterday the social networking site, Digg was down for a "brief period" while they performed some type of maintenance to the site. Rather than just posting a "down, come back later" message to diggers, Digg decided to list a few sites that they recommend.


"Digg will be down for a brief period, while we make some changes.
While not digging, the digg crew recommends:"



Is it just me, or are these sites lacking something? You would think that with a site like Digg and the qualtiy content that comes in, the "crew" would have some inspiring recommendations. As it is, one site hasn't even been updated since October 15th, 2007, one site is a an album of scantily clad women with tattoos and body piercings, one link is to the landing page of an actress up for an award for a movie from 2006, and one site has a video on YouTube that satirizes the use of swords.

Note to Digg:

If your site is going to be down for any length of time and you deem it necessary to give your users a list of sites to check out, let me make a suggestion: Take a few of the top 100 users and list some of the sites they author or like.

Did anyone else happen to check out any of these sites while Digg was down? What were your thoughts?


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My thought is that more of them should recommend woot.

Dave, you are so right. Woot is cool and those guys a Digg should definitely be recommending it.

At first, I thought you were referring to the graphic. I interpreted it as "Digg is down, and if you don't like it, here's where you can stick your shovel" :)

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