“…Lopez believes the online comics The Oatmeal and XKCD were propelled to public relevance thanks to Digg power users.
And, to this end, Lopez says it’s unfair to blame power users like himself for destroying Digg.
If anything, Lopez says, power users were essential to Digg’s success – and once the company started diminishing their influence – the site effectively shot itself in the foot:
“Sure, Digg would have preferred if that great content were submitted by several thousand different users -
- but the fact is that just that small group of people were willing to take the time and effort to submit -
- and then they were basically told ‘Thank you, but no more.’”..”
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