A PR blunder for Digg

This piece courtesy of Leigh Mannes; ta Leigh!
The front page (when I last looked) was filled with stories containing
the hex code 09-f9-11-02-9d-74-e3-5b-d8-41-56-c5-63-56-88-c0, which just
happens to be the code that helps decrypt HD-DVDs. Digg were deleting stories that mentioned the code, and their users have
revolted by spamming Diggs front page with the code.
Turns out that Digg may have sponsorship arrangement with the "HD DVD
Promotion Group", and the deletions could have been related to that.
Bad move, Digg relies on the community to submit and vote for stories,
and by wronging them, they've lost a lot of credibility very quickly.
Check out more info on this one here:

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