When Digg arrived on the web I wrote it off as another Slashdot – nothing wrong with it, but no reason for yet another account to remember. I change my tune today because of the fact that there are no editors deciding what submissions get posted. By itself that’s no big deal, but I was trying to get access to a story in the Wall Street Journal without paying $80 a year. I learned that you can access full stories when coming from sites like Google News or Digg.
When I couldn’t find the month-old story on Google News I registered with Digg and submitted the story myself (I had already found the link that leads to an article stub when coming from the sites of mere mortals like myself) – through Digg the link produced instant access to a valuable story.