Aug 4, 2006

Business Weak

Check out all the "diggs" (sorry) on the Business Week Kevin Rose article and cover photo.

"Kevin Rose dressed like a sixth-grader and giving two thumbs up? That goes beyond "goofy" into "mildly insulting."

(I totally agree with this. That photo is so bubble it's insulting.)

"This week’s BusinessWeek cover story features a beaming Kevin Rose from Digg. Across his chest it says “How this kid made $60 million in 18 months.”’s a blatent lie. ...They prove it themselves in the article: So far, Digg is breaking even on an estimated $3 million annually in revenues. Nonetheless, people in the know say Digg is easily worth $200 million."
-37 Signals

(How could they do this? Why would they do this?)

"Their idea of getting street cred among the tech-savvy/early-adopter/blogger crowd is this, and it sounds like a desperate ploy to stay relevant, even when they don’t have to."
-Paid Content

(Oh....That's why they did this.)

Even Calacanis, who should keep his mouth shut, chimes in. But commenter Ben Abbey takes the words from my mouth:
"Jason, this post is an innacurate and unfair personal attack. I suggest you remove it, and stop trying to inflame the situation."

There are more blog links out there, but I am not a digger nor am I getting paid to be a Navigator, so go find the rest of them yourself. But here's one more: John Burn's lispy podcast, produced by Business Week, about the cover story and it's writers. Tee hee.

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