Friday, September 19, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Rare occasion 2 consecutive stories on fp

Finally a post after a long time, not short of a special occasion for me, consecutive stories on front page.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Get paid to Digg : Open Auction on RentACoder

Bid posted for :
Auction URL :

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Two Stories on Digg Front Page simultaneously

A rare occasion for me, two stories hitting fp in hours of each other and both seen on fp at the same time.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

230 diggs yet no Front Page

I am totally disappointed with digg algo after the story - 24 Digital Spy Tools To Capture, Protect, And Secure Data - could not make it to front page even after getting 230 diggs, 110 non friends, 48 comments and 2 buries as reported by Ajaxonomy BuryRecorder. What is more disappointing is that even after 2 ½ hours, there is only 1 story on digg front page that has more diggs than this story. This was the 3rd consecutive story that failed to hit the front page. The current Digg algo somehow seems to be more partial towards new users and low activity users.

Friday, April 11, 2008

What Does Google Know About Us? - hits the fp.

This one story - What Does Google Know About Us? - troubled me from the very start. First - when i submitted the story to digg, i was presented with a blank page, no error or no story confirmation, so i refreshed the page 3-4 times and gosh the story was submitted like 5 times, this totally spoiled my Popular Ratio. I immediately submitted a bug report to digg. The digg team was king enough to remove the duplicate stories and restore my Popular Ratio.
Initially I did not promote the story to any of my friends and it got 50 diggs even before I began to shout at my friends, I thought this one would be a quicky, how wrong was I? The - What Does Google Know About Us? - story hit the front page after an agonising period of over 23 hours, 265 total diggs, 155 diggs friends, 50 comments, 0 buries and at-least 10 friends confirming they had add the story to their favorites. This was clearly the slowest to hit the front page.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Front Page for Consolidate Multiple Email Addresses with Gmail

Consolidate Multiple Email Addresses with Gmail story hits the front page after an agonising period of over 4 hours being 1st in the Most Popular Upcoming page. Finally it took 7 hours 32 mins, 178 total diggs, 107 diggs from friends, 39 comments and 0 buries.