This article was published on July 1, 2009

Digg Duplicate Detection Fail


Digg Duplicate Detection Fail
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Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos Former CEO of The Next Web. A fan of startups, entrepreneurship, getting things done faster, penning the occasional blog post, taking photos, designing, listening to good music and making lurrrve.

Digg today announced (in their own words) “major updates to our dupe detection technology and content submission process that should go a long way in eliminating duplicate submissions.”

Clearly the site needs to go back to the drawing board because as I write this, two stories with almost equal amount of Diggs, posted at similar times sit awkwardly underneath each other on the Digg front page.

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To prove I’m not making this up, this is one story and this is the other and here is a screenshot of my browser:

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Thanks to Adam Ostrow on Twitter for pointing this out.