Ran across this moderately interesting link about the recent Digg redesign (i.e. the shift in emphasis from users to content publishers) but the first post was very quotable:
If you are not paying for it, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold. -posted by blue_beetle
The interesting inference is that in a customer-centric, for-profit site like Digg, content consumers are part of the product (if not the primary product) and not customers. At best, they are users relegated to second place behind those who pay the bills.
While I’m sure this approach makes sense in the eyes of the financial sheets, I wonder how much longevity this solution has. As a long time Digg user, I see that the new design is focused on someone else’s needs. Not liking t