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New Extension For Google Chrome

This writer thinks it’s probably safe to assume that readers here at WebProNews have at least some interest in keeping up with current events. As such, most readers are probably familiar with, an awesome news source for a variety of topics. According to the website’s “about” page, “Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet …

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Would Jesus Game Digg?

The United States Marines, the Mormon Church, and the Korean Department of Tourism are all paying Australian-based uSocial to game for them, according to a blog post at the Los Angeles Times.

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Megalomaniac Creates Digg Spam Business

A little chutzpah goes a long way, but this is chutzpah bordering on comical grandiosity. The existence of (sorry, kid, no linking) is audacious enough: The site offers a gaming service (StumbleUpon and Propeller, too), where clients can pay to have submissions linking to their website voted up on Digg.

But wait until we get to the press release about it—then things get really good.

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Digg Crowd Starts Seeing Itchy Trigger Finger Warnings

Recently, very active users digging at a fairly rapid pace have been met with an error message advising them to slow down and actually read the story they’re digging.

An image of the message was dugg up to the front page. It reads:

“Whoa there cowboy! Itchy trigger finger? Digging so fast is lame. How about reading some stories instead?”

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Digg To Interview Republican House Leader

Hearing that the Digg crowd is set to hurl questions at a Congressional Republican, one’s first thoughts are “ruhroh” and “what was John Boehner thinking?” Even a hurried look at what gets dugg suggests a decidedly liberal stance among a crowd not known to hold back.

Looks can be deceiving, though. This same crowd was made up of rabid Ron Paul fans. Liber-tarian might be a better blanket than liber-al.

Read More Suffers Under Regime Change

It seems all good things are corrupted or abused eventually. For, habitually might be a better choice than eventually. SEOs, thanks to aggressive blackballing by the Digg “bury-brigade,” were perhaps the earliest and most blatantly ostracized group muscled out of the prevailing purist community there—no salesmen allowed. Marketers and PR flaks effectively excommunicated, internal drama is free is to ensue as “powerdiggers” are accused of setting up a good ole boy network.

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Couric Pings Digg Crowd For Questions

Sporting a Digg t-shirt from her CBS News office chair, anchor Katie Couric addressed from YouTube. She prodded the geek-chic crowd there for questions to ask at the Democratic National Convention.

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Google Hearts Digg Rumors Resurface

For the third time this year speculation has aroused around an impending sale of to Google. Is the third time a charm? We may not know for a couple of weeks, but at least this latest round of slow-news-day maybes has a rumored letter of intent and a believe-it-or-not deadline.

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Clinton Advisor Fights In YouTube War Room

Decide which is worse: Doctoring a video and posting it online to smear a political figure; or said political figure threatening libel suits against news organizations for even talking about it.

Luckily, he’s not up for election—well, not technically.

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Not All Traffic Is Created Equal

For a long time there’s been a certain amount of obsession among webmasters about building traffic—any traffic—for websites. But really, especially if you’re location-based, the focus should be on building the right traffic.

Of course, search takes center stage in that struggle, but more recently social media sites like and BoingBoing have captured the imaginations of traffic-obsessed marketers. Here’s what many of them discover, though: traffic bursts from those sites do little for sales.

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Digging The Read The Bills Act

A bill, not written by Congress, requiring that US representatives actually read legislation before voting on it, under penalty of perjury, has been around a couple of years, but hasn’t received much attention. The authors of the bill aim to remedy that through an online viral campaign, leveraging the sudden power of social networking.

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Internet Archive V. Shell: The Publicity Aftermath

After news of Suzanne Shell’s countersuit against Internet Archive surviving by the thread of one non-dismissed claim – the claim that Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine web crawler was guilty of breach of contract by ignoring the site’s terms of use – hit the cyber circuit, a real catfight hissed and scratched its way across the weekend.

You might call it a "flame war," in the traditional Internet sense, but that’s hardly accurate.

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George Lucas Declares Trademark War On Digg

There’s no balance in the Force with the around, says LucasFilms, who has filed a trademark complaint against the social news site. Diggers haven’t been this torn since they walked out of The Phantom Menace and realized how much it sucked.

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Outsourcing a Digg Army

This is probably a non-starter, but it’s fun to think about. It’s well known among the most ardent click fraud combatants that there are armies of low-paid workers in the world that are paid to do nothing but click on ads all day – in India, Vietnam, Thailand, and others. But what if the pay-per-digg model was expanded by some crafty, unethical, profiteer through outsourcing?

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Digg Dudes To Expand is soon to get an overhaul, according Diggers Kevin Rose and Alex Albrecht. Traditionally a tech site, visitors will soon be able to digg pretty much any darn thing they please.

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