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9:00 AM ET, May 2, 2007


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Kevin Rose / Digg the Blog:
Digg This: 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5- 63-56-88-c0  —  Today was an insane day.  And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts...  In building and shaping the site I've always tried to stay as hands on as possible.  We've always given site moderation (digging/burying) power to the community.
Jay Adelson / Digg the Blog:
What's Happening with HD-DVD Stories?  —  I just wanted to explain what some of you have been noticing around some stories that have been submitted to Digg on the HD DVD encryption key being cracked.  —  This has all come up in the past 24 hours, mostly connected to the HD-DVD hack …
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Digg Surrenders to Mob  —  To say what happened today on Digg was a "user revolt" is an understatement.  The Digg team deleted a story that linked to the decryption key for HD DVDs after receiving a take down demand and all hell broke loose.  More stories appeared and were deleted, and users posting the stories were suspended.
Spread this number  —  09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0.  Wanna know what's so important about it? … The movie industry is threatening Spooky Action at a Distance for publishing that number, specifically with copyright infringement.  —  I had no idea a number could be copyrighted.
Discussion: Boing Boing, TechnoLlama and digg
Stuff to Think About:
How I got banned from Digg  —  It all started last night.  I'm reading my RSS feeds and I come across an article on Digg. … Are you serious?  That's awesome!  Somebody found a key that allows Linux users watch HD-DVDs!  Naturally, I wanted to find out more, so I clicked the link.
Digg fights user revolt over HD-DVD ban - Digg founders took HD-DVD sponsorship.  —  The founders of - which has been rocked by an unprecedented user revolt over the release of an HD-DVD decryption code - accepted sponsorship from the organization behind HD-DVD last year.
Psychohistorian / Wired News:
C0 88 56 63 C5 56 41 D8 5B E3 74 9D 02 11 F9 09  —  The key, in itself, is nothing.  It barely even qualifies as an instruction for circumventing a technological protection measure, which is illegal under the DMCA.  —  The key was previously posted by Wired in this story: new_hddvdbl.html
Discussion: digg
Geeks Will Not Be Silenced: Breaking: Digg Riot in Full Effect Over Pulled HD-DVD Key Story  —  The power of Web 2. is in full effect over at Digg, where users are revolting over Digg's decision to pull a story (that netted over 15,000 diggs) and reportedly boot a user for posting …
Discussion: MediaVidea and franticindustries
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
Mob Takes Over at Digg, Widespread User Revolt  —  Just a few hours ago I was writing that there was a reason why Digg had censored an article pointing out the HD-DVD Processing Key.  While Digg is right to do so, and Jay Adelson has explained the reasons on the Digg blog …
Discussion: Geek News Central
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Muhammad Saleem / Pronet Advertising:
The Reason Why Digg Removed That Story
Pete Cashmore / Mashable!:
Fundraising for the Digg Lawsuit
Mathew /
Digg vs HD-DVD: a social network revolts — updated
Discussion: Deep Jive Interests
Digg: Post this number, get banned from Digg.
Discussion: parislemon
Ryan Block:
Users turn against Digg: anatomy of a massive online revolt
Discussion: digg
The DMCA on Social News Sites
Discussion: digg
Kdawson / Slashdot:   Censoring a Number  —  "Months after successful discovery …
Grant Robertson / Download Squad:   HD-DVD key fiasco is an example of 21st century digital revolt
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Take Time To Understand Silverlight.  It's Important  —  The announcements around Microsoft's new Silverlight platform yesterday were important to anyone who is thinking about where the web will evolve.  For those of us watching the demos at the Mix conference the immediate importance of it was apparent …
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Microsoft "rebooted the Web" yesterday  —  One way you can tell how good a product launch is by waiting for the day after effect.  Are people still talking about it?  Still excited?  Does it cause people like Steve Gillmor to change opinions?  —  The answer after reading all my feeds is yes.
Michael Arrington / TechCrunch:
Joost Signs Deal With CNN, Sony, NHL; Prepares To Launch  —  Two big announcements from new Internet TV startup Joost today: they've signed a deal to include content from CNN, and they've opened up the beta to allow any current user to invite an unlimited number of other users.
Jeff / Venture Chronicles:
Changing Course  —  Yesterday was my last official day at Teqlo, I am now 1) focusing on other interests, 2) spending time with family, and 3) devoting myself to clean technology.  Well, #1 and 2 for sure... I am just throwing #3 in because it's so damn trendy.
Ryan Paul / Ars Technica:
Dell to offer Ubuntu on a select assortment of budget computers  —  Dell announced plans today to offer Ubuntu Linux 7.04 preinstalled on "select consumer products."  The decision to offer Ubuntu preinstallation is a response to consumer demand for Linux offerings that emerged from Dell's IdeaStorm effort.
BBC:   Dell to use Ubuntu on Linux PCs
Charles Knight / Read/WriteWeb:
The Top 100 Alternative Search Engines, April 2007  —  This is the best list of Alternative Search Engines I have ever done.  It has to be.  With each monthly update, several things happen that serve to improve the list.  One, I have spent a month - since the March update …
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited and Scobleizer
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