Open source principle self-consumes Digg?, who ended up with 1% of the total US online market, by letting their readers choose what content floated to the top, has gone out of business because it’s audience of geeks turned on it when it censored one of the most popular choices: a story about hacking into high-definition DVDs.

  • ben

    1. “Open source” means something different.
    2. There were numerous submissions that linked to pages displaying the actual exploit code (which is just a series of Hexadecimal numbers), not simply a story about it. Many submissions used the actual code in the text of the submission itself.
    3. Initially, Digg censored stories that linked to or displayed the code.
    4. After a user backlash, they stopped censoring those links.
    5. Digg has not gone out of business. Going to to check on that assertion would have been out of the question here? Come on.