Digg Instant Image Instant Video 1 Click Submit Bookmarklets

Digg Instant Image and Instant Video One Click Submission Bookmarklets

Once upon a time I was a digger and I can remember the biggest pointless headache for those hard to get submissions. Digg has an extension, Digg has a bookmarklet but there is one problem with both. Neither has an option to submit images to digg or submit videos to digg. After my last StumbleUpon Greasemonkey UserScript post I happened upon another good friend and was reminded of it. So of course I whipped out my trusty code snippets and solved the problem.

Now you can submit to Digg faster without breaking the rules and save clicking time while you’re at it. Here are the digg submission tools for one and all.

1 Click Digg Image Submit

The codebase used:

javascript:(function(){window.open('http://digg.com/submit?&media=image&url='+encodeURIComponent(location.href));})();

bookmarklet for digg 1click image submits

To use simply drag the “bookmarklet” link above to your bookmarks bar and click to submit images from any page.

1 Click Digg Video Submit

The codebase used: 

javascript:(function(){window.open('http://digg.com/submit?&video=image&url='+encodeURIComponent(location.href));})();

bookmarklet for digg 1click video submits

To use simply drag the “bookmarklet” link above to your bookmarks bar and click to submit videos from any page.

Hope these are helpful. Let me know if you have any bugs in the comments, have fun.

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New Media Interviews with Mich De Lorme The Drill Down Podcast 107 – Mich De Nied

New Media Interviews with Mich De Lorme: The Drill Down Podcast 107 – Mich De Nied

The Drill Down 107 – Mich De Nied

This week, we speak with new media specialist Mich De L’Orme as he discusses his perspective on the new changes at Digg.com. Jason Urgo of the Social Blade podcast joins as well. Later we discuss Google Wave, NASA’s LCROSS mission, The Pirate Bay’s move to a nuclear bunker, the AP’s proposed new business model, and Twitter’s secret talks with Microsoft and Google. Podcast Link: http://m.podshow.com/media/14145/episodes/189395/thedrilldown-189395-10-11-2009.mp3 Ustream Link: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/2324347

[via The Drill Down Podcast]

Many thanks to The Drill Down Podcast Crew: Andrew (@MrBabyMan) Sorcini, Muhammad (@Msaleem) Saleem, Reg @Zaibatsu) Saddler Lidija (@Madlid) Davis for having me on. FRIEND PLUG: “Got a Story Idea for The Drill Down? If you’ve got an idea for a story you think they should be talking about, go to Delicious, tag it for:thedrilldown and they’ll see what can be done.”

New Media Interviews with Mich De Lorme Social Blade Show 12 Dead Diggers Tweeting

It was me recent pleasure to be asked on ‘The Social Blade Show’ and I wanted to share it for those who may be interested or have missed it. Beyond the fact I was there, all in all a very diverse and interesting episode.

Social Blade Show Episode 12: Dead Diggers Tweeting

This week we covered a number of topics, mostly related to Digg & Twitter then we brought in two notable banned diggers. Karim Yergaliyev better known as supernova17 formally the 4th most successful digger of all time (now 6th, but banned) and Mich De Lorme aka MichDe both spoke about their digg banning stories; why they were banned, what their thoughts were on banning in general, and then about the digg bury brigade. [via The Social Blade Show]

  • The NHL’s Latest Social Media Push: A Twitter Contest [via mashable & twitter]
  • NBA Social Media Policy: No In-Game Tweeting [via mashable & espn & espn & twitter]
  • Texas Tech football coach bans players from using Twitter [via sportingnews]
  • 80% Of Twitter Users Are All About Me [via mashable and scribd]
  • Twitter Continues Talent Scoop, Takes Digg’s UX Guy JD/Victor
  • Digg Front Page Activity Sees Drastic Drop [via TechCrunch]
  • Guests (Topic: Banned Diggers and the Bury Brigade) [via SocialBlade]
    MichDe & Supernova17

Many thanks to the SocialBlade Crew: Erin Ryan, Jason / Urgo / FirstDigg, JD Rucker, Patrick Parise, Victor Barrera for having me on.

Banned on Digg for no Reason and Stonewalled for Asking Why

I was a digger, now I am banned. Why you may wonder… that is what I wonder as well. The support staff at Digg.com has provided no specific incident or infraction against the http://digg.com/tou they have quoted as a vague and generic reason for the ban. I have been a digg user openly as myself, not an assumed identity, not a false identity, just me, Mich De L’Orme, with the username MichDe. I was a member of the digg community for just over three months. I emailed the digg support staff through their contact form and after several hours sent a second email directly. Sent via http://digg.com/contact :

Hello, I woke up today I can’t log in, it says my account is inactive. Can you please explain what has happened and what I need to do to fix it. Thank you very much. Mich D.

Send direct to support@digg.com :

Hello, I can’t log in and my account is showing inactive. Can you please tell me what has happened? I went to sleep diggin’ and woke up diggless. I tried to use the contact form but have not heard back yet. Please let me know what’s going on and why this has happened. Thanks for you time,
peace,
Mich D

On the next day I was sent this as a response:

Thank you for contacting us at Digg.com. Your account was removed for violating the Digg Terms of Use (http://digg.com/tou) that you agreed to when registering for Digg.com. From Digg Terms Of Use (http://digg.com/tou): 5. USER CONDUCT As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by Digg. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services: 9. with the intention of artificially inflating or altering the ‘digg count’, comments, or any other Digg service, including by way of creating separate user accounts for the purpose of artificially altering Digg’s services; giving or receiving money or other remuneration in exchange for votes; or participating in any other organized effort that in any way artificially alters the results of Digg’s services; Due to the nature and severity of abuse, your account will not be re-instated.  This decision is final and irreversible. Thank you, -The Digg Support Team.

Being this tells me absolutely no information as to what I have been accused of, I responded with this:

Hello Digg Support Team, Thank you for you response to my prior contact and account issues. I now know I am ‘banned’ but I am baffled by the reasoning as it is unclear as to what you mean. Can you please explain this to me? I do not have multiple accounts and I am not paid to digg stories or submit them. The vast majority of my submissions were from top notch websites and the remainder interesting things from blogs and humor sites. I do not even submit my own content or websites. I have never compensated anyone for digging or submitting stories for me either. To the best of my knowledge I have never broken the law as part of the digg community. I do not have a system for artificially inflating or altering digg votes or comments. Your reply has me at a total loss as to what I could have possibly done. All I ask is to be informed on what I am being specifically accused of, as I take great pride in my ability to find worthy submissions for your site and have no knowledge of any actions the types you have implied. Thank you for your time, I look forward to your reply. Peace,
Mich De L’Orme

After more than twenty four hours I have yet to receive any reply from the digg staff, digg support or digg community administrators. During the past forty eight hours there have been many users from the active digg community attempting to contact the @digg_community and @digg twitter accounts, they have also tried to use both the digg contact form support email and digg comments from stories related to the overall incident leading to what is assumed to have been the reason behind it… I wrote a blog post. Digg Twitter Accounts and Examples of the Digg community asking for help. Digg.com’s Community Manager Jen: Jen Burton (justjen) on TwitterOfficial Digg.com Community Twitter account: Digg Community (digg_community) on TwitterDigg comment on: 3 Ways Digg Can Stop the Bury Brigade Dead in it’s TracksDigg comment on: 3 Ways Digg Can Stop the Bury Brigade Dead in it’s TracksDigg comment on: 3 Ways Digg Can Stop the Bury Brigade Dead in it’s TracksTwitter / QuentinsOnTheWayTwitter / Amy VernonTwitter / Joyce CarpenterTwitter / Donna ChaffinsTwitter / Andrew BurnettTwitter / Gerri L ElderTwitter / Angel WardriverTwitter / Lyle HawkinsTwitter / MattTwitter / Social GunTwitter / Lauren ElderTwitter / The ZonerTwitter / EMFKTwitter / gorgeous sandTwitter / pingpantsTwitter / BaddBrainzTwitter / Erin RyanTwitter / JD RuckerTwitter / ShawnThis is a small sample of no less than 30 ignored community questions and pleas to the digg community and digg community manager by active upstanding self motivated diggers in the last 24hrs. As you can see by looking at either the digg_community or community managers twitter profiles, they have both been active and responded to other persons. Why for two days straight the actual digg users who make up the digg community have not been answered is for digg to define. Perhaps it is not worth their time or an individual user does not deserve and answer. Who am I to ask for fair treatment from a ‘democratic’ social site. I only ask to know what I am being accused of doing. Not a undecipherable undefined list of possible reasons from an automated system. A simple example of what exactly I have done wrong. At this point no proof has been presented, no situations or accounts mentioned. Nor have I been told any point of misconduct I may have actually done. For now I will leave off and hope I hear something from them soon. There has to be some mistake or evidence after all. Because digg is a democratic fair social community that respects its users and cares about the community.

All I want is to know why. I love Digging and being a Digger. Please help if you can, Peace.

New Media Concepts Digg API / CompleteList

Digg API / CompleteList: “Alphabetical List of Endpoints”

Digg API Alphabetical List of Endpoints

/containers (List Containers)
/container/{container short_name} (List Containers)
/errors (List Errors)
/error/{code} (List Errors)
/galleryphotos (List Gallery Photos)
/galleryphotos/comments (List Gallery Photos)
/galleryphoto/{id} (List Gallery Photos)
/galleryphoto/{id}/comments (List Gallery Photos)
/galleryphoto/{id}/comment/{id} (List Gallery Photos)
/galleryphoto/{id}/comment/{id}/replies (List Gallery Photos)
/galleryphotos/{list} (List Gallery Photos)
/galleryphotos/{list}/comments (List Gallery Photos)
/media (List Media)
/medium/{medium short_name} (List Media)
/stories (List Stories)
/stories/{comma-separated list of story ids} (List Stories)
/stories/{comma-separated list of story ids}/comments (List Events)
/stories/{comma-separated list of story ids}/diggs (List Events)
/stories/comments (List Events)
/stories/container/{container name} (List Stories)
/stories/container/{container name}/hot (List Stories)
/stories/container/{container name}/popular (List Stories)
/stories/container/{container name}/top (List Stories)
/stories/container/{container name}/upcoming (List Stories)
/stories/diggs (List Events)
/stories/hot (List Stories)
/stories/popular (List Stories)
/stories/popular/comments (List Events)
/stories/popular/diggs (List Events)
/stories/top (List Stories)
/stories/topic/{topic name} (List Stories)
/stories/topic/{topic name}/hot (List Stories)
/stories/topic/{topic name}/popular (List Stories)
/stories/topic/{topic name}/top (List Stories)
/stories/topic/{topic name}/upcoming (List Stories)
/stories/upcoming (List Stories)
/stories/upcoming/comments (List Events)
/stories/upcoming/diggs (List Events)
/story/{story clean title} (List Stories)
/story/{story id} (List Stories)
/story/{story id}/activity (Activity, deprecated)
/story/{story id}/activity/comments (Activity, deprecated)
/story/{story id}/activity/diggs (Activity, deprecated)
/story/{story id}/comments (List Events)
/story/{story id}/diggs (List Events)
/story/{story id}/comment/{comment id} (List Events)
/story/{story id}/comment/{comment id}/replies (List Events)
/story/{story id}/user/{user name}/digg (List Events)
/topics (List Topics)
/topic/{topic short_name} (List Topics)
/user/{user name} (List Users)
/user/{user name}/activity (Activity, deprecated)
/user/{user name}/activity/comments (Activity, deprecated)
/user/{user name}/activity/diggs (Activity, deprecated)
/user/{user name}/commented (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/comments (List Events)
/user/{user name}/diggs (List Events)
/user/{user name}/dugg (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/fan/{fan user name} (List Users)
/user/{user name}/fans (List Users)
/user/{user name}/friend/{friend user name} (List Users)
/user/{user name}/friends (List Users)
/user/{user name}/friends/commented (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/friends/dugg (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/friends/commented (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/friends/popular (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/friends/submissions (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/friends/upcoming (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/popular (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/submissions (List Stories)
/user/{user name}/upcoming (List Stories)
/users (List Users)
/users/{comma-separated list of user names} (List Users)
/users/{comma-separated list of user names}/comments (List Events)
/users/{comma-separated list of user names}/diggs (List Events)

New Media Concepts the Digg Bury Brigade & How to Fight it

New Media Concepts the Digg Bury Brigade and How to Fight it. 9 references and 1 idea.

Digg.com has the bury function for a real and good reason SPAM! Really, we all know it is a problem with any website in one form or another. Yet with Digg the bury feature has fast become a weapon instead of a defense. The Digg bury brigade does exist, the Digg bury brigade is real. Now that we have the simple fact out of the way that the bury brigades are real, let’s make some sense of it shall we?
Digg works based on an algorithm and this system rates more than just a user and a story at a time. Each action cause a chain of reactions and tweaks to virtually every other user and story at once. So how do you fight against a bury mob or bury brigade as a user? Oddly this is rather simple just because of the algo itself, you Digg. Digg unlike Reddit does not have a visible karma system, but Digg does have one in effect. Your over Digg stats plus your comment stats weigh against your bury stats. This give you an algorithmic number equal to a quality score and makes you rank-able vs.. user & stories. Every bury you cast against a user has a diminishing return after a certain point and begins to negatively affect your own acct. The simple solution for a user to beat a bury attack is therefore rather simple. Digg and submit as much as you can handle.
Flooding is effective for many reasons. As the other users repeatedly bury you each bury begins to have less effect on your submissions. Each bury beyond a certain point will also decrease the attacking users ability to be successful on Digg. Wonderfully each submission you make will also dilute the entire balance on Digg and again force your problems diggers and pet troll to need even grater numbers to be successful in their own submission. So Digg hard, Digg heavy and sub like your a giant black & white bears with a big yellow sign. Because the more your a great digger the more your enemies will hurt themselves.

  • This has been an ongoing issue for some time and in all likelihood will continue. Here are nine fine examples.

Was I just censored by Digg? | The Social Web | ZDNet.com

Was I just censored by Digg?

Posted by Steve O’Hear @ 11:57 am
After the recent discussion about companies offering bribes to Diggers, I thought it would be interesting to run a poll asking if it’s time for the top users to be paid by the social news site itself. I was interested to hear the views of the wider Digg community so I ‘dugg’ the post too. Predictably the story quickly gathered momentum (Digg’s users enjoy stories about Digg), and after approximately 90 Diggs and 40 comments it had hit the front page.
Then seconds later it vanished!
Digg
(The odd thing is it still shows up in my profile as the only story I’ve submitted that has ever made it to the homepage.)
Now I know I’ve previously described Digg as a broken democracy, but I’ve never thought of it as a dictatorship. So what had just happened?

Hunting Down Digg’s Bury Brigade Wired.com

Hunting Down Digg’s Bury Brigade

David Cohn Email 03.01.07
(Editor’s note: This piece originally appeared in a different form on NewAssignment.Net, where David Cohn is the blog editor. He is also a Netscape Navigator.)
All is not well in Digg town.

Finding the Bury Brigade — The Hunt is the Most Intriguing Part | NewAssignment.Net

Finding the Bury Brigade — The Hunt is the Most Intriguing Part

by David Cohn on February 28, 2007 – 10:40am.
Not all is well in Digg-town this morning. Yesterday a bug gave one smart Digger the ability to peer into the system and extrapolate the inner workings of the community. Namely, David LeMieux found a way to highlight what users were burying and why.
In about two hours LeMieux got the data on 1,708 buries, fueling growing concern about the benefit of the bury tool in the first place. The “Bury Brigade,” where anonymous groups of users bury Digg stories they find ideologically unappealing, has become common nomenclature.
With all the secrecy around buries, LeMieux’s hacking could provide insight on what is happening inside the community. But it seems even discussions about the bury effect have been closed off.

The Real Reason Behind Digg’s Bury Brigade | bLaugh.com

The Real Reason Behind Digg’s Bury Brigade

    The Real Reason Behind Digg's Bury Brigade
    Source: Digg Caught Red-Handed
    Author: Cartoon Clipart

    Watching Digg’s ‘bury brigade’ | Technology | guardian.co.uk

    Watching Digg’s ‘bury brigade’

    Conclusive proof that certain people are gaming Digg’s front page?
    Now, I’m a fan of Digg, the social news site, and last week met up with co-founder Kevin Rose.
    Digg’s done very interesting things, and it’s style is being copied by plenty of other groups at the moment.
    But the site isn’t without its problems. One of the major ones is the ability of a small number of users to "bury" stories without accountability. Burying news is meant to help separate spam and inaccurate stories from the general morass of ordinary, viable stuff. But there’s long been the suspicion that plenty of users use it to get rid of stories about things they don’t like

    Digg’s Kevin Rose Fails To Stop The Bury Brigade SearchEngineLand.com

    Digg’s Kevin Rose Fails To Stop The Bury Brigade

    Mar 2, 2007 at 8:36am ET by Danny Sullivan
    Include Buried Stories Option At DiggAfter a week of questions about Digg’s "Bury Brigade," Digg founder Kevin Rose has come in with some public comments about the system and the "alleged" brigade. Unfortunately, they’re just comments — not solutions to protect Digg from the actual brigade I myself can see. More about that in the article below, plus how buries work and can be misused.

    Digg Bury Brigade: 28 negative McCain stories buried in 30 days | Web Scout | LATimes.com

    Digg Bury Brigade: 28 negative McCain stories buried in 30 days

    09:23 AM PT, Aug 11 2008 Mccaindigg_3 A close look at campaign-oriented stories on Digg shows that, in the last 30 days, at least 28 stories critical of GOP Sen. John McCain have been mysteriously "buried" — meaning enough Digg users have voted against a story that the submission may no longer appear on the site’s high-traffic front page. 
    [In our follow up to this post, Digg CEO Jay Adelson responds to the issue.]
    Only about five Barack Obama-related stories (positive and negative) were buried in the same period.
    According to Digg’s search results, 10 of the 28 McCain stories were zapped after they had already graduated to the front page, including several that had received more than 700 diggs. 
    The other 18 (all of which had a minimum of 180 diggs by the time I counted them) stalled out in the site’s "Upcoming" section, where stories gain momentum, with the most popular entries eventually graduating to the front. 

    The Bury Brigade Exists, and Here’s My Proof pronetadvertising.com

    The Bury Brigade Exists, and Here’s My Proof

    We’ve heard about a purported ‘Bury Brigade’ on Digg time and again, with sketchy pieces of evidence here and there but no concrete proof. Until now.
    The Digg.com FAQ describes the ‘Bury Story’ feature as,
    Stories can also be removed by users with the ‘Bury Story’ feature within digg. Once a story receives enough ‘buries’ it is automatically removed from the digg Upcoming or Popular sections. The number of reports required to bury is based on a sliding scale that takes several factors into consideration (such as number of diggs, reports, time of day, topic submitted to, etc.).
    While that system is supposed to be used to remove superfluous or irrelevant content from Digg, the mechanism is often abused to remove useful and insightful content by malicious users for self-serving and vindictive reasons. My observations are based on data collected by David using a mechanism that he tried to explain to me via email. You can get this data by using the Digg Spy JSON Array:
    The Digg Spy Array (set max items to any number)
    http://www.digg.com/spy_update?timestamp=11600000
    &showtop=2
    &showitems=1
    &showdiggs=1
    &showburies=1
    &showcomments=1
    &showtop=2
    &maxitems=25

    ZDNet Not Immune To The “Bury Brigade” | Deep Jive Interests deepjiveinterests.com

    ZDNet Not Immune To The “Bury Brigade”

    Steve O’Hear, whose blog you should read over at ZDnet on the Social Web, innocently picked up on my post yesterday, and innocently tried to run a poll about whether or not Top Diggers should be paid. Mr. O’Hear catalogued his adventures with interest, because after he set it up, he submitted it (he uses the word “dugg”, but “dugg” is more commonly used to describe “voting” … at least, that’s how I describe it). He goes on to describe what happened next:

    Digg Caught Red-Handed Censoring Ron Paul Stories PrisonPlanet.com


    Digg Caught Red-Handed Censoring Ron Paul Stories
    Self-proclaimed ‘digital democracy’ expunges articles after just a single bury
    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet
    Thursday, January 17, 2008

    UPDATE: After just one bury, this article too was deleted from Digg’s upcoming category.
    The self-proclaimed ‘digital democracy’ Digg.com has been caught red-handed artificially suppressing and censoring Ron Paul stories by expunging them from the website with just one bury, despite the fact that thousands of other Digg users are voting the stories up.

    Digg allows users to vote stories up (digg them) or vote them down (bury them). The content of Digg’s main page, which receives millions of readers a day, is decided upon this apparently democratic system.

    For months allegations have been flying around concerning how stories about Ron Paul, which routinely receive well over a thousand diggs, rarely make it to the main page on Digg as a "popular" item.

    New Media Tagged: digg bury brigade bury-brigade digg-bury-brigrade

    Digg Dugg Pop Lock and Rhyme

    A sleepless dirty Digg rhyme?

    Once upon a late morn dreary
    I look out to the sky still dim
    My shovel dirty, the dirt pile high
    An evil mist drifting by
    The holes are empty
    The peaks are topped
    Why won’t this story POP!

    Signed a sleepy
    Mich De

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    Digg Education Series: Submitting and Commenting

    Digg the Blog » Blog Archive » Digg Education Series: Submitting and Commenting:
    “Digg Education Series: Submitting and Commenting”

    Submissions
    Digg is your submissions! All of the content you see on the site has been submitted by users like you – we want to see what interests you or is important news from your perspective.
    When submitting a story, you should make sure that your submission isn’t a duplicate. Our dupe detection engine will do the work for you; if you submit something and see that a similar story has already been posted, go ahead and Digg the original submission. Of course, if the story you’re submitting offers a different perspective, by all means submit it!
    When crafting your submission, we recommend that you use a catchy title and a creative description. Choosing a thumbnail that’s representative of your content goes a long way (don’t worry, we’ll provide thumbnails for you if any are available). Lastly, make sure that you select the proper topic for your story – topic lists are at the bottom of the submission page and will help direct your story to the folks who are most likely to be interested. When it looks the way you want it to in the preview, just click “Submit Story” and you’re good to go!
    (Note, when submitting stories to Digg, make sure that the content doesn’t violate the Digg Terms of Use in any way. Examples include content that is obscene, pornographic, racist, or abusive. Also, make sure not to submit anything that is commercial in nature, such as marketing products or services.)
    Promoting your submission
    Digg gets lots of new submissions every day, so we understand it can be tough to make yours stand out. We’ve provided tools for you to share the story with your friends via Twitter, Facebook, and email. When you’re on your submission’s permalink page, just select the icon of the method you’d like to use (email, Twitter or Facebook) and follow the prompts. Make sure you’re tailoring your shares to people who are likely to be interested in the content.
    Even though your story may not make it to the homepage, Digg is a great way to share content with other people. You can use your Digg submission to attract more viewers to your site, and provide a base for people to comment as well.
    Commenting

    Commenting on stories that are of interest to you is one of the best ways to “join” the Digg community. It’s an easy way to discover others who share your interests.