Thursday, May 03, 2007 Users Revolt Over Censorship: Today's Cartoon

The "revolt" at over the removal of sensitive information, has formed a rather intriguing power struggle between the owners and the users of the "social news" web site; over control of its content.

Much in the same way if you tell a teenager not to do something, they are more likely to do it, it appears that the same holds true with regards to what they post on the internet. However, in this case, the proprietors of Digg are trying to deal with thousands of teenagers, at the same place and at the same time; with the end result taking on the appearance of a digital reenactment of "Lord of the Flies", with HD-DVD hack codes substituting for Piggy's specs ;)

You know, I think it's somewhat ironic that for those concerned about "censorship", the struggle to preserve the "integrity" of their favorite web site may in effect "digg" its grave, by preventing the owners from removing content that could otherwise get them into serious legal trouble and eventually force them to shut down the entire operation altogether.

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Blogger Bob C. said...

One of the stories you link to (about digg legal trouble) has moved, here's the new location:

9:40 a.m.  

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