Has the power of user driven sites just turned the new web into a witch hunt led by the few?
Andrew Keen Founder of AudioCafe seems to think so
“Instead of a dictatorship of experts, we’ll have a dictatorship of idiots,” says Keen, who finds classic signs of totalitarianism in Silicon Valley. “Anyone who disagrees is wrong. These people manifest some of the symptoms of 19th century Russian idealists and utopians, who think that their vision of the world is going to change everything for the better.”
Robert Alan Soloway is accused of using networks of compromised "zombie" computers to send out millions upon millions of spam e-mails.
He has been living in a ritzy apartment and drives an expensive Mercedes convertible, said prosecutor Kathryn Warma. Prosecutors are seeking to have him forfeit $773,000 they say he made from his business, Newport Internet Marketing Corp.
A new digg-api based tool (Digg Entourage Tool) takes a look at the consistency among votes from digg users. Take a look at a user like p9s50w5k4gud2c6 or top user DigitalGopher to get an idea of how the big users on digg are essentially guaranteed 20+ diggs on every story.