Remember Mixx? It was bought out, and the new owners created Chime.in. They did not use the coding. They did not use the URL. I suppose they had the mailing list. I hope they didn’t pay more than $19.97 for it.
Well, the new owners of Digg at least kept the domain. Digg was (OMG – I am already talking in the past tense!), you might recall, the grand-daddy of social sharing websites.
A search for “site:digg.com” in Google reveals “About 14,100,000 results”. That means 14 million pages are indexed, probably a lot more are out there. And all of them say the same thing:
Yes, Digg can now be found all on a single page. Gone is the community. Gone are categories. Gone are any hot or upcoming or friends or anything, except what can fit on a single page. In one fell swoop, Digg has imploded. I guess this is what happens when a star goes super nova.
You might be able to recoup your user data by filling in a request at http://digg.com/archive, but to what end? What would you do with the data?
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