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Who Diggs? We Take a Look at the Average Digger…

with 3 comments is an excellent site – a clearinghouse for news and articles which are generally interesting (though not necessarily of general interest) which likes to bill itself as democratizing the news – stories rise in rank by virtue of the number of votes cast for them, or are discarded by visitor “buries” (anonymous negative votes cast by visitors for any reason; enough votes and the story disappears from

We previously had a look at the community’s reaction to articles containing the term “ubuntu” and found such articles much more likely to be buried (see our article here: Digg != Ubuntu?) Today we’re going to take a look at who the typical user is – who are these Diggers? All links open new browser windows, and all demographic data in this article are courtesy of Quantcast, and can be found here: Stats from Quantcast.

So, who is the typical Digger? Simplistically put: a white, childless male, 25-34, college educated, with an income between $30K – $60K. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by westcoastsuccess

April 13, 2008 at 2:30 am

Digg != Ubuntu?

with 4 comments

***UPDATE*** Well, we have our answer to the question at the end of this article: this story lasted all of about 12 hours on before being unceremoniously buried…


Is “Ubuntu” a dirty word on popular site After a pair of my articles were submitted, I checked the stories at the Digg site and noticed a user had voted to bury both of them. The comments indicated the inclusion of the term “Ubuntu” was deemed spam by this user, and served as the reason for the bury vote.

I left a comment in response but received no reply, so visited the user’s profile. Here’s what I found:

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Written by westcoastsuccess

March 29, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Posted in Ubuntu/Linux

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