Bring Your Questions for the CEO of Digg
Digg was launched as an experiment in 2004. Now the site claims 26 million visitors per month. It’s called one of the top alternative search engines, and most online articles and videos have a Digg link at the bottom, which lets people Digg (yes it’s become a verb) their favorites and potentially propel them into the strato-blogosphere.
According to Digg.com: “If your submission rocks and receives enough Diggs, it is promoted to the front page …” This can create the well-known “Digg effect,” a sudden traffic increase to the site in question — a phenomenon that has given rise to front-page survival guides.
Jay Adelson, Digg’s CEO, is also chairman of the board of the internet television network Revision3; the founder of Equinix, Inc.; a co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation’s Palo Alto Internet Exchange; and a founding employee of Netcom On-Line Communications, Inc., one of the first ISPs in the U.S.
He has agreed to take your questions, so bring him your best on Digging, online businesses, social networking, and Google rumors. As with our past Q&A’s, we will post Adelson’s answers here in short time.
Addendum: Adelson answers your questions here.