Digg Threatened by New Yahoo Site?
So, Yahoo launches a new Suggestion Board format for visitors to browse suggestions submitted by users of properties such as Yahoo Autos, and it looks very similar to Digg.
Digg users get their underpants in a wad, and start screaming that the site is a blatant rip-off of Digg.
Diggers even go as far as spamming the new Yahoo Suggestion Board. (allegedly)
Meanwhile, blogger Andy Beal, suggests that Diggers accept that, unless Digg holds a patent for the “voting system”, it’s going to find more and more sites copying its format. When you get something right, others are going to copy you, it’s annoying but it’s life.
Instead of whining – appearing that you’re threatened by Yahoo’s foray into social voting – go back and think of ways to continue to innovate.