Can You Digg It?

March 6, 2009
74 Views

According to an article in the LA Times, USocial CEO and founder Leon Hill is bragging that they are “”gaming Digg” by letting advertisers buy votes. Sound familiar? When will people figure out that anonymous social voting schemes that don’t offer users control over the social lens are just begging to be gamed?

It’s as Ben Franklin said, “Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other.” Emphasis mine.

According to an article in the LA Times, USocial CEO and founder Leon Hill is bragging that they are “”gaming Digg” by letting advertisers buy votes. Sound familiar? When will people figure out that anonymous social voting schemes that don’t offer users control over the social lens are just begging to be gamed?

It’s as Ben Franklin said, “Experience is the best teacher, but a fool will learn from no other.” Emphasis mine.

Link to original post