Singing Digg’s praises

Can you imagine anyone writing a song about the New York Times or Good Morning, America, or, for that matter, Yahoo? No. But here’s a song about Digg:

Now a cynic might say that young Kina Grannis wrote this song about Digg so it would get Dugg (4,178 times, at last count) and so many young (geeky and possibly lonely) guys would discover kismet with a very pretty girl and do what she says: namely, vote for her in a Doritos contest to have her video shown on the SuperBowl. A cynic would say that but I wouldn’t. She’s too young and fresh to be grizzled.

And the lesson I prefer to take away is that the successful media brands of the future will be the ones that are owned and loved and promoted by their users (formerly known as their audience).

The fanboys can be tiresome, they always are outspoken
And if you’re listening Kevin Rose, the comment system’s broken!
I know digg isn’t perfect, but be thankful for what we’ve got
It’s just like daddy always says: “At least it’s not Slashdot!!!”

Chorus: Gotta digg, gotta digg, gotta digg
Gotta make this story big!
Did you hear that awful sound?
Another server’s down!

Anyone care to try to write lyrics for a New Yorker theme?

  • You must not be in a New York state of mind today:

    “It was so easy living day by day
    Out of touch with the rhythm and blues
    But now I need a little give and take
    The New York Times, The Daily News”

  • From the everything old is new again department, I’d actually equate this to the Dr Hook song, “Cover of the Rolling Stone” —

    Rolling Stone
    Wanna see my picture on the cover
    Rolling Stone
    Wanna buy five copies for my mother
    Rolling Stone
    Wanna see my smilin’ face
    On the cover of the Rolling Stone

    As Kina’s ploy to get to the top of Digg worked for her, so did Dr Hook’s ploy work: The group made it to the cover…

  • P.S. I think Kina’s lots cuter than Dr Hook.

  • “Eustace Tilley’s / awfully silly / but he’s just my type…”

    That’s all I’ve got so far, but I’m pretty sure I could work “in the context / of no context” in there, along with “10,000 words on rocks,” given enough time.