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Digg: Kevin’s unfortune

On this week’s Diggnation, Kevin Rose — sitting on the bare floor of his apartment — explains to those who saw the cover billing on his Business Week proclaming that he had made $60 million:

I don’t have 60 million dollars. I don’t have any million dollars. I don’t have thousands of dollars…. I’m saving up for a couch.”

If Digg wore high-heels and lipstick

I had the scoop but couldn’t blab until now. But Jossip let the catty out of the bag, revealing the quiet launch of as a Digg for the glamorous celebrity set instead of unglamorous geeks from Conde Nast.

First 10 headlines on Lipstick right now:

1. Brangelina’s sweet, sweet revenge on the tabloids (
2. Jen & Vince hang out in Sydney, acting more like friends than a couple (
3. Lindsay, Scarlett, Jessica, Alicia Keys do serious couture at the 2006 CFDA Awards (
4. Is This For Real?! First Photo of Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt! (
5. Brandon Davis’ grandma is a dirty liar (
6. Aniston sees irony in her “Break-Up” role (
7. Lindsay Lohan Dating Everyone but Brandon Davis (
8. Keanu Reeves opens up: “I’m trying not to be alone so much, And man, it’s a struggle. I want to get married.” 9. Casey Affleck, Summer Phoenix Wed (
10. A Diamond Binky For Shiloh Nouvel (

First 10 headlines on Digg right now:

1. Dvorak: Our Modern World–Weirder by the Minute
2. Intel Core 2 Duo Blows Away AMD Athlon FX
3. Breaks Silence
4. Hack Attack: Turn your $60 router into a $600 router
5. Scientists resolve 60-year-old plutonium questions
6. It’s Hard Out Here For A Gamer
7. Cell-Phone Tracking Parents
8. 6Bone IPv6 Network Shutting Down
9. 24 Hours to stop new copyright law
10. RFID Gains Momentum In Pharmaceuticals

Hmmmmm. Worlds collide. Geeks v. glam. Rose v. Newhouse. This’ll be fun.

Guardian column: Digg

This week’s Media Guardian column on Kevin Rose and the Digg empire. Excerpt:

I recently trained the faculty of the journalism school where I teach how to blog, vlog, podcast, wiki, and Digg. Actually, my son demonstrated Digg, and that was the most controversial moment of the day, as the professors fretted about second-rate stories getting on the front page. Jake showed them how the members can label a story “lame” and off it goes. He made it clear that Digg is owned by its public and that’s why it works. Shouldn’t all news organisations wish the public owned the news?

Digg me

My son was so proud: My Guardian column was dugg. But not by many…