New Digg Keeps Annoying by “Posting” For You

 Posted by at 14:14 on 30 October 2010
Oct 302010

New Digg Keeps Annoying

Digg have recently updated their site with some great new functionality, making it a more complete platform. As reported on this blog some time ago the change also comes with some new annoyances.

It appears that there is more to take into account when using new Digg.

Posting For You

The annoyance revolves mainly around corporate profiles you follow. When you login into new Digg for the first time it suggests corporate profiles to follow. The first strange thing is that you are discouraged from following too many of these suggestions. The reason for this (mysterious), possibly becomes apparent when you then add Digg to your other profiles: your WinLive Profile for example. When you visit your WinLive Stream it suddenly includes postings in your name retraceable to the favorites you selected on Digg. Hundreds of them!

We are not your Drones

Thanks Digg, for seeing me as a mindless tool in your marketing machinery, who’s preferences can be disregarded in order to provide a service to corporations. When you “post” for me in the phrasing: “y…likes story x” you are really taking it one step to far. I didn’t like that individual story at all, let alone hundreds of individual stories. I merely followed a corporate profile that seemed interesting and assumed it for me to decide which stories from that source to Digg, like or post.


New Digg Annoyances In summary:

  • Strange restrictions on who to follow
  • Special privileges for corporate profiles
  • Flagrant disregard for personal preferences
  • Auto-”posting/liking” in name of users
  • Deleting historical user’s lists of Diggs (as described in earlier post)

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