Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Did our class indirectly cause the Digg revolt?
Let's take a look at this simplified timeline:
Before class 3:30pm (see picture at right you may need to click on it to enlarge it). There are 2 stories of interest "AACS licensing authority censors Cory Doctorow's class blog" on the main section and on the Top Stories section "Google & blogs issued with AACS Cease & Desist"
Then... people saw these take down posts and started posting the code which caused Digg to remove the posts, comments, and users which then rolled into the massive revolt which caused the first 3 pages of Digg to be filled with the code.
What do you think?
Posted by Pierson at 3:46 PM