May 1, 2007: The Day Digg Users Revolted

Digg Logo“If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying,” wrote Kevin Rose in response to the number of stories appearing on the homepage of Digg that contain the code used to hack HD-DVD encryption.

Here are a couple of screen shots:
Digg Screen Shot 1
And another screen shot:
Digg Screen Shot 2

Today symbolizes a day where the Digg users have spoken their minds about what they think when administrators delete the stories that they submit.

What will happen from this point forth is a mystery, but Rose knows that his algorithms may have to be tweaked a bit more or Digg users will revolt more and more as their power becomes questioned again.

Mashable has additional coverage.

Update: And now Dinosaur Lightning will sing a song for you with the code in it:

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at

May 1, 2007: The Day Digg Users Revolted Comments

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  2. Amit Chowdhry says:

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  3. ahmed zahmed says:

    dvd encryption drm crack!

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