With election season in full swing, the political junkies have come for Digg.com, making Hillary, Barack, et. al. fixtures on the social news site. That’s been great for traffic, but it’s also angered the tech nerd early adopters who made Digg a success, CNET reports. At a recent “town hall” webcast, questions flooded in complaining about the political news.
“I’ve had enough Huffington Post stories for a lifetime,” complained one reader, while others groused about “rude, agenda-driven people,” and “special interest groups.” One suggested allowing users to filter news in certain categories unless it reaches a certain critical mass of digg votes. The company said that was “an awesome idea,” but they’ve been slow to implement changes so far.