Ethical Digging?

This post from ConnectedInternet made me wonder (and really, just wonder, I’m not throwing stones here):

How ethical is it to submit one’s own posts to Digg?

On the positive side, the Digging system should (at least in theory) take care of stories that don’t actually have any real merit per se.

The ethical question – for me – is over the Digg model: read first, then rate. It’s a good model, but it also provides some baseline reward for people submitting stories just for the hell of it, even if it’s only a single page view (and I’m guessing that it’s typically much more than a single).

Aw, bugger it, I’ll just submit the really good posts I write. Like this one. Uhm, perhaps not.

Digg. (or: groove is in the diggs)

Digg the exampleScoble pointed at Digg, and now I’m really interested.

Combine tagging with voting, add comments and some temporal controls to it, and whop! You have a contemporary-looking Slashdot alternative.

What’s most amazing is that trolls seem to find comment threads literally everywhere; it’s like there’s a troll coordination system (conTroll?) that watches for new communities, and sends envoys straight on in to say stupid things. The comment rating system looks a bit too effort-laden for now.

Watching DiggSpy is hypnotic. In fact, I’m going to stop typing now and watch for a while. Wonder if I can Digg Diggspy itself…