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Thursday, August 3rd, 2006, 3:28 am

The Imbalanced State of Digg.com

The Digg front page

DIGG.COM is a Web sites where more prominent news stories are voted for by a large pool of users. An informal blog post from ZDNet revealed some intersting ‘Digg facts’. It is of great interest to me as I have become a regular member and participants of the Digg community (I am currently ranked 17th).

Diggtrends.com aimed to find out answers to the following questions:

  1. What is the real contribution of top 100 users?
  2. Who took Jason’s (Netscape) Offer?
  3. How did the user statistics changed after July 18th (Jason’s Offer)?
  4. How many dig users are really contributing?

To the first question, they found:

  • top 10 users contributed 1792 of the frontpage stories – i.e 29.8%
  • top 100 contributed 3324 stories i.e 55.28%

Nearly 30% of frontpage stories contributed by just 10 people is a pretty amazing stat – talk about the A-List!

Addendum: here comes the more official analysis/announcement

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