Digg have decided to scrap the top Diggers list – as of tomorrow. This comes as a result of increasing numbers of people attempting to pay top users to get them on the popular page.
This will cause a big stir among some digg users (especially those who have built quite a reputation on digg) – but what do you think it’s impact will be?
I think one of the things that is behind the success of sites like Digg is that they make their users famous and give them incentive to build a reputation/profile. While it might not impact their day to day user I’ve already talked to one top 40 Digger who’s not particularly happy about it.
Kevin does say that they’re working on new ways of connecting and rewarding users – it’ll be interesting to see what they do.
Hat tip – Tony