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Anatomy of the Digg Crisis (startupmeme.com)
3 points by usablecontent on May 2, 2007 | hide | past | web | favorite | 4 comments

Screwed if they ban (community leaves, crisis, etc). Screwed if they don't (DMCA). They made the right choice: It's better to be taken down by the MPAA than to take yourself down by antagonizing your users.

Totally agreed, I think Kevin Rose made the right choice. Banning the stories at this juncture would have been a suicide.

The users threatened to move on to Reddit, but this does not mean Reddit would have been a beneficiary, it would have to either allow this or show the users door once again.

Check out techmeme http://www.techmeme.com/070502/p5#a070502p5

cant help imagining how much press coverage Digg has got on this issue

So far, mainstream coverage has been sparse. Forbes has an article, and some of the British papers do, but the Washington Post and NYT don't have stories. If I had to guess, I'd say that this is huge news to people who know what Digg is, and that it won't attract the attention of anyone else.

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