Over the last few months I have migrated almost entirely to pure RSS feeds, primarily via Google Reader (I surrendered months ago to the borg) and find myself skimming a lot more without actually reading anything. Somehow I have been missing several feeds that I would normally visit, including BusinessWeek. So as I cruised through this AM I came across yet another article about Digg, the popular content sharing site. I have to ask if there is nothing left for the mainstream biz pubs to write about except Google, Apple, Facebook and whatever other Web 2.0 nonsense is hip that week.
I've had this discussion with Sarah Lacy a number of times about this media-driven drek, at which point she always reminds me that open source is boring enterprise software and no one wants to read about it. I get that part. I just don't see why Digg matters.
Lest this become a treatise on why Digg is is more folly than fact (easy--we are all morons and random clicks don't consistently correlate to real patterns) let me tell you a few articles that I found on the most popular list this morning.… Read more