Digg’s Fatal Flaw – Its Users

Digg this, Digg that – crowdsourcing is the ultimate way to unearth what’s newsworthy. Or at least it would be – if its user-base actually did some real ‘digging’ and checked the facts behind a story (or at least the comments string beneath the post) before giving it the thumbs up. Coincidentally, Hal Finney has some thoughts on the ‘wisdom of crowds’ concept – it looks like the Digg hive-mind experienced an ‘information cascade’.