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Kevin Rose on Diggnation Revolt

Digg Founder Kevin Rose looks unbruised in this video of me interviewing him at last week’s AlwaysOn OnHollywood event on a news panel, which also included the Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington and TMZ.com’s Alan Citron. This, despite the digital pummeling he and the social-networking news site had gotten the day before, after the site’s hyper-involved users rebelled against the removal of stories that had been dug, because they contained a secret DVD encryption key.

When lawyers for Digg advised removing them, execs did, but then reversed themselves after users hijacked the site with masses of stories about the key. Rose promised online and here not to back down anymore to those annoying little things called laws.

But you can see for yourself:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald