Friday, December 29, 2006

Still Diggered

Few will be surprised that content aggregator Digg.com has still failed to respond to any emails from Travolution regarding the apparent banning of our blog and website URLs.

It appears a number of other sites have had similar difficulties.

Elsewhere it seems many the frustrations focus on the lack of communication between users and the Digg team, when a complaint or issues arises.

Here are a few lines from an email we sent to their press team on the 21 December.

"Travolution is a B2B publication, including magazine, website and blog, covering issues affecting the online travel industry. Part of our coverage over the last year has been to talk-up social media websites, such as Del.icio.us, Digg and Reddit, as absolutely key for those travel websites that want to beef up their web presence.

Please can you respond to this email, even it is for mild admonishment due to a breach of T&Cs, leading to the barring of our various URLs from Digg.

In the meantime, Happy Holidays!"
Kevin May, editor, Travolution

2 comments:

John Walter said...

Keep plugging away, Kevin.

Many are experiencing problems with Digg, after being shut out with no chance of a reprieve.

Is Digg any good anyway? Ironically volume could actually now become an issue for Digg. Users are finding their efforts to reward articles are becoming increasingly pointless as it takes a monumental effort to make an impact.

The Netscape system is working quite well.

Darren Cronian said...

Kev,

You might want to check this out
http://themulife.com/?p=554

It lists a number of sites and forums that have been banned from Digg.com because they have had a large number of 'diggs' on their domain name.

Rumour has it more than 10 'diggs' gets you banned, which seems ridiculous, but I'm going to test this theory out - not fussed if Im on Digg or not.