This article was published on February 1, 2011

How did The Oatmeal get a spot on Digg’s navigation?


How did The Oatmeal get a spot on Digg’s navigation?
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A key to the mystery lies at the bottom of this post.

The top-level categories on Digg are now My News, Top News, Upcoming, and Oatmeal. Leaving us wondering, how did Oatmeal pull that off?

Digg pretty much took a two-year hiatus from being awesome when Twitter and Facebook hit the Internet. It’s now back with a site re-design and looks like it’s trying to harness some pop-culture coolness. But even Oatmeal seems to think Digg is pretty crazy too.

And this just in from Victor Barrera, The Village Voice‘s Social Media strategist (sent by @Alex). A joke? Mystery solved? Funny Digg…ha, ha, ha? I guess you did get me to sign back into my account again.