Riot in Social Media Land

There seems to be a bit of a riot going on over a Digg over a decision to remove a story that included a key that would allow someone to crack the copy protection on an HD-DVD.

Every other story seems to be about the HD-DVD key or Kevin Rose’s removal of the post. The story is also spreading fast – people are writing/blogging about it and the code is popping up all over the place – Slashdot, Youtube, etc.Of course this is not the first time a community has vocally objected to actions of a website – for example, similar things happened in good old web1.0 companies such as ebay. However, this type of action went largely unnoticed whereas with the advent of Blogging and social media small events, such as this, can get blown up much bigger and much faster than they used to.

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