DIGG: Wisdom of the Crowds or Famous for 15 minutes

Social Networking site Digg.com puts quite some efforts up to show its users that they are just submitting a duplicate news story.

While the duplicate search often comes up with some unrelated stuff it almost always finds duplicates. And when we see that somebody before us has already spread the news we just digg that story and cancel our submission.

Not so for many other Digg users as it seems…

We just had a look around in their Apple sections and the image below shows the results.
Within the last hours the news came up that the Apple TV will be delayed and it seems a lot of those believe providing duplicates might get them “famous for 15 minutes”

18 times the same story submitted about the delay of the Apple TV. And quite some of them even pointing to the same URL. There might be some more work waiting for the developers at Digg…

BTW there are more stories on the Apple TV going strong today at Digg but these are not related to the delay…


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