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Top 10 Most Dugg Stories on Digg

Kevin Rose, Obama and Michael Jackson, oh my

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Digg before, right? For the few of you that may have been in the dark for, oh I don’t know, the last three plus years, let me explain the service.

Digg is a place for people to discover, and share, various content types from anywhere on the web. Users, a.k.a. diggers,  can choose to either "Digg" or "Bury" the submission, if the story garners enough diggs, it is promoted to the front page for the masses to see. The site has a very passionate userbase who keep their collective fingers on the pulse of politics, the tech industry, sports… anything really.

Now that we’re all up to speed on what Digg is, are any of you curious what the most dugg story is?

Are you a faithful digger? Post your Digg username in our comments. (This is a good way of finding fellow WebProNews diggers)

Top 10 Dugg Stories on Digg

We here at WebPronews have done some digging, excuse the cheap pun, and found not only the most dugg story, but the top 10 stories to date. They are as follows:

Digg's Top 10 Dugg Stories of all time

That’s right, the most dugg story was only 78 diggs away from 50,000. You’ll also notice it was submitted by Digg’s own founder, Kevin Rose back in May of 2007. The story focused on the Blu-Ray / HD DVD AACS encryption key controversy, in which Digg received a DMCA cease and desist notice but decided to side with the community after a "cyber-riot".

The remaining 9 are an interesting glimpse into what top Diggers find Digg worthy, below are some examples:

Most Popular Topic: President Barack Obama
Strangest Digg: Definition of cult, in regards to Scientology
Most dugg death: Michael Jackson
Most dugg tech item: Apple Announces iPhone
Most dugg video: Ninja cat
Oldest Digg: Apple Announces iPhone
Newest Digg: Michael Jackson’s death

There has been some discussion if Digg was dead, since the popularity of both Twitter and Facebook skyrocketed this year. You’ll notice that number 8 the list is only 25 days old and has over 24,000 Diggs, which was the death of famed musician Michael Jackson. So it seems that Digg may still have some power left after all.

Michael Jackson Digg

Another interesting nugget, 4 of the top 5 diggs feature the word "Digg" in the title, coincidence? I’ll let you decide.

For those of you who digg: Do you find it harder to get Digg’s since the shout feature was removed? Tell us.

Top 10 Most Dugg Stories on Digg


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  • Chris Crum

    Seven out of the next twenty also have “digg” in the title.

    • Jeremy Muncy

      That’s a very interesting trend.


      Jeremy Muncy
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  • Quinn McQuay

    I’ve often wondered about what the most dugg topic was, this was quite interesting. Good read.

  • Guest

    Digg is dead to many people, Twitter is the new site everyone is all about.

    • Guest

      Which is ironic when you think about how the Digg community HATES twitter.

  • Starla Guycheck

    I would have never guessed that the most dugg story of all time would’ve been even close to 50,000. I probably would’ve said something like 8 – 9 K. Seems Digg is a little more powerful than I gave credit too.

  • http://www.blogspot.com Louie Ramsey

    Of course Kevin Rose has the top Digg, don’t you think he can inflate his diggs, hes the founder.

    Digg is corrupt to its core.

    • http://www.1weddingsource.com/wedding-songs.html Wedding Songs

      Yes this opinion might be possible. Rose might have so much networks and he just requested everybody to digg in his post. The influence is in his hands and reputation.

  • Gordon Sherman

    I knew the ninja cat video was popular, but I had no idea it was top 10 all time for digg.

  • http://myway2fortune.info briguy

    Great article..funny thing the only one that I would digg would be the “ninja cat!”

    • Jeremy Muncy

      HaHaHa.

      Isn’t that kind of the best part of Digg? You only have to Digg what you like.


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      Follow me on Twitter twitter.com/jmuncy”>@jmuncy

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