1/24/2008

Digg cracks down on group voting

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 7:26 pm

Tonight, Digg has launched a new algorithm to try and prevent groups of users from gaming the system. The new update effectively punishes users who vote in groups in an effort to promote certain stories. The result is that stories that reach the homepage have to be dugg by a diverse group of users.

In a blog post, Digg’s Kevin Rose explains that, “Digg’s promotional algorithm ensures that the most popular content dugg by a diverse, unique group of diggers reaches the home page. Our goal is to give each person a fair chance of getting their submission promoted to the home page.” He goes on to say that as a result of the new algorithm, it will not be uncommon to see stories with over 100 diggs still in the “upcoming” section. As I am writing this, there are three stories in the upcoming section with over 150 diggs, the most popular standing at 155.

 

One Response to “Digg cracks down on group voting”

  1. asi dizisi Says:

    thank you ;)
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