Is Digg A Malice Machine In The Mac Community?
Read this Tubular YouTube Client Screws Preorders Over.
Make sure you read all of the comments.
The malice against Philip Ryu, including strange coincidences about Daring Fireball's reporting, is disturbing.
Daring Fireball strangely promoted TubeSock ... when Tubular (promoted by Philip Ryu) does the same thing and has been out about the same time.
Does it seem like to you that maybe Ryu's competition (not necessarily TubeSock) might be behind the "digg down" campaign that's going on behind this?
Daring Fireball's John Gruber has also attacked Philip Ryu multiple times on his participation and organization of MacHeist even when it was obvious that Ryu was doing nothing wrong and that the developers and participants involved loved the MacHeist program.
It's also obvious that Ryu has tried to extend his hand to Gruber by allowing him to be a guest judge in the MyDreamApp competition.
I'm not saying Ryu doesn't deserve critique ... but his new projects are being bashed by political machines rather than based on merit ... all seemingly due to a "you were called out by John Gruber" crowd.
The Daring Fireball clique is apparently a "you are in or you are way out" kind of thing. It's a machine. This group of cool, young, and hip Mac loving bloggers are very polarizing ... and it's turned quite political over the past few months.
My personal opinion is that the trend towards "Only if it's Dugg or on Daring Fireball is it news" is ... concerning.
Digg commenters the same as those on Slashdot? - an interesting blog entry that reaffirms my opinion that there aren't that many who actually post information to comment forums ... it's a select few that comment every where each day. (By "select few" I mean tens of thousands, but not the millions that actually surf these sites each day.)
* edited to reflect comments made by the author of TubeSock