Thursday, February 18, 2010
I also had never had any experience with Digg.com prior to reading this chapter. I have to admit, without viewing the site first, it was sometimes difficult to follow the trends and anecdotes Levinson details about it. After viewing the site and reading up more on it, I came to the conclusion that the site is extremely participatory, which relates back to how democratic social media platforms are. I think, however, that Digg blatantly reveals the problems of mass participation, of giving people too much power-that coalitions, self-promotion and just overall nonsense articles moving up occur regularly. It again shows how beneficial and disadvantageous social media can be.