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Digg Sold

Once upon a time, the news aggregator site Digg was valued at $160 million. Yesterday, Digg confirmed that the site has been sold to Betaworks for $500,000. Some say the decline of Digg can be traced to the rise of Facebook and Twitter, while others blame mismanagement and a switch to support of sponsors over [...]

Gender Balance on Social Networking Sites

Oh boy, what does it say about me that I am a member of reddit, Digg, del.icio.us, and G+, but not Pinterest? I don’t know if you can actually say that “chicks rule” just because there are more of them on social networking sites. I don’t even know if there actually ARE more females on [...]

I Wonder How a Blind Person…

If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what the dreams of blind people are like, Tommy Edison (AKA The Blind Film Critic), offers some insight in this video: On his YouTube page, Edison also offers up explanations on how blind people cook: How a blind person uses an ATM: And how the visually impaired identify and organize the paper [...]

Storm Troopers in Love

Red and Jonny call themselves Star Wars geeks. They started taking self-portraits wearing Storm Trooper helmets on their honeymoon, and continue to do so. See them in both everyday and outlandish situations in a years-long series of photographs. Link to story | Flickr stream | Red and Jonny’s website. -via Digg

Digg: A Cautionary Tale for Web 2.0 Companies?

Redesigns are fraught with potential problems, but it seems that the implosion of Digg after its latest redesign serves as a particularly striking guide of what NOT to do. Daniel Lyons of Newsweek wrote an interesting article about how Digg is a cautionary tale for Web 2.0 companies: Digg’s collapse has become a cautionary tale for so-called [...]

The Weirdest Digg Stories This Year

2009 has been a great year for weird news. Asylum has collected the best weird stories this year that were featured on the Digg homepage. Remember when Woody Harrelson attacked a photographer, claiming he thought he was a zombie? Or when the girl with stars all over her face lied about falling asleep in the [...]