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Digg Girl Gets Dug by Labels

Of course, of course.

After everyone and their mother (including our Voices site) posted this video below of Kina Grannis, the very compelling and obviously adorable singer whose clever ditty about Digg (complete with pop-up-from-behind-the-couch backup singers) became a viral hit last week, Hollywood arrives with potentially piqued interest.

This time it looks like Grannis is the genuine article, rather than a faux genuine article on YouTube cooked up by a label, as was Marié Digby.

Grannis is also one of the 10 semifinalists competing in Dorito’s “Crash the Superbowl” contest on MySpace to win a contract with Interscope Records and to have a 60-second video played during the game. Fans can vote through tomorrow.

Here’s the “Gotta Digg” music video:

While “Digg” is catchy, to be sure, and a lot of original songs she has posted on YouTube are great too, my personal favorite of the videos is this cover of Death Cab for Cutie’s “I Will Follow You Into the Dark”:

You can look at more of Grannis’ music videos here.


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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