Why You Should Not Follow Huge Profiles like Mashable on Digg

by on August 26, 2010

Digg has changed and you have to live with it whether you like it or not. If you are continuing with the new Digg then there are few things which you will have to be careful about to earn success on Digg. Those who ruled the Digg before are not the rulers now, the profiles like Mashable, Gizmodo, Wired, Cnet and many other big fishes have taken over them with huge amount of followers.

The new Digg is all about mutual Digging, you will see the stories in My news section which are Dugg by your friends and your followers will see the stories which you Digg and submit. If you tend to follow big profiles in bulk which are mentioned above then you will only be digging but not getting any diggs in return because they are not much of Diggers.

The content submitted by these profiles through automatic feed submission and I don’t think they would really bother about logging into Digg to Digg the stuff their friends have submitted, Oops, they are not even going to see your submissions as they are not going to follow you back anyway.

The best thing to do is follow one or two of your favorite website/blogs on Digg to get the latest news and update and must avoid following big profiles in bulk.

Another reason not to follow big profiles is because they will be submitting a lot. There is not bury button now, so you cannot even bury the post you don’t like. A lot of submissions in a day is kind of spamming for most of us but the Digg TOS have changed as well.

As Digg call themselves that they have created a monster, indeed it looks like a monster which is now ruled by big content publishing houses and a normal user can feel sorry about him.

Some big guns of old Digg do have big IM list. Well that might help you get your story to front page but don’t know how long it will before Digg changes it’s algorithm.

If you submit your own stories then they will be in huge competition with the  stories you Digg which are submitted by big profiles, your followers will see the stories you Dugg and submitted and will most probably digg stories of popular domains.

Big publishers obviously love it because it’s another free and big marketing tool in their hand which they can manipulate with the help of huge followers list.

Maybe Digg doesn’t seem to care about the fact it’s so big today because of the overwhelming love of dedicated Diggers who have been following Digg for years. Now, Just one year later when Digg starting earning profits they brought an extreme change to their website that it has obviously hurt it’s fans, some hated it so much that they quit the new Digg.

The Digg version 4 can be described as a Twitter clone, the only thing different is that you can vote.

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