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Ted Wilson Reviews the World #143

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DIGG
★★★★ (1 out of 5)

Hello, and welcome to my week-by-week review of everything in the world. Today I am reviewing Digg.

I heard on the news that a website called Digg was sold for $500,000.00. Everyone said that wasn’t very much money but it sure sounds like a lot to me. Depending on where you want to live, you could buy a few houses for that much money. If someone wanted to trade me three houses for my website I would definitely do it! Even if one of those houses was haunted.

I’m not sure what Digg is exactly. At first I thought they probably sold shovels and backhoes, but when I visited their website it was hard to figure out what they do. There’s nothing for sale. It looks like just a list of things. Sort of like a message board but maybe also like a news website? It’s really not clear. I clicked on stuff and each page looked a lot like the last one.

On the part of the website that explains what they are all about it says, “Increase your digg clout with embedded buttons for your published articles. Or use our customizable widget to build digg story lists from your site’s content.” That only left me with more questions than I originally had. What is digg clout? Am I sure I want to increase it? What if I lose my digg clout? Then what happens to me? It made me nervous and anxious about something I didn’t even know existed a few minutes earlier.

When I clicked on the contact link there was no phone number, only a bunch of blank spaces and some crazy looking letters that looked like a child or very old person wrote them. I suppose their website must have been hacked. I hear about things on the internet getting hacked a lot. Hopefully I didn’t accidentally hack it. Whatever that means.

There’s a young man who’s always at the library, sitting on a computer, so he seemed liked a good person to ask about Digg. When I asked him if he had heard of Digg he scoffed at me and put on his headphones. I guess people don’t like Digg very much.

Please join me next week when I’ll be reviewing The Rockford Files.


Ted Wilson was an accountant for over 40 years at Rockville Insura-Best, Inc. After his wife died he figured that would be the end of things. But fate took a surprising turn and now he's a member of the Ryan Montbleau Band for which he plays tuba and harpsichord. Be Ted's Twitter friend! More from this author →