Never really used Digg. Or any of its equivalents. It may be the coolest thing ever, but I never bothered to give it much of a look. Apparently it's pretty popular.
Well it looks like the HD-DVD overlords may have just killed it. Apparently there's this 32-digit hex code that can be used to break the encryption on HD-DVDs. It was gonna happen sooner or later, and apparently it happened sooner.
What's happening is that the moderators of Digg have received DMCA takedown notices about the key, and are actively attempting to censor any attempts to Digg pages related to the key. The users are in the process of revolting, and apparently at one point the entire front page of Digg was sites devoted to the key.
The kind of people who use Digg are exactly the kind of people will be royally pissed off by this sort of thing. As in there could be mass defections.
This could be interesting.Posted by ryan at May 2, 2007 01:49 AM | TrackBack