Digg Bury Data Further Exposed – Find Out Why That Story Was Buried

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We’ve been inching closer and closer to this inevitability for a long time, and though Digg will probably plug this soon enough, catch it while it’s still hot and still working.
A newly developed service from Adam Lyttle let’s you enter the Digg url for any submitted story and retrieves the total buries and reasons for the buries for your story.
While this doesn’t work for old stories (at least not yet), probably because the data hasn’t been aggregated, the service seems to work great for newly submitted or recently promoted stories.
In addition to inserting your own url, you can also retrieve the data on the last 100 buried stories and the reasons for the buries.
In many ways Adam’s efforts are not much different than our own, and if you would like to show your appreciation for such efforts, please show your support by signing the petition.

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  • Glen Allsopp

    Clever little application, I’m sure this will go down well with the SMO’s

  • Adam Lyttle

    Thanks for the link back Mu, Digg has changed the tool since you last had a look at it. You can no longer specify a maxitems bigger than 30. This means there’s only around about 4 – 5 minutes of bury data available. Unfortunately Media Temple only allows cron jobs of 15 minutes, so there is a good 10 minutes or so that would go missing. To compensate, everyone using the Digg Alerter program contributes to the data collection. The more people using the new version, the more data exposed.

  • Edward Dowd

    The thing doesn’t turn anything out for me. I don’t get it.

  • Mark Stockton

    The real question is: what value does this app have? You get to find out why a story was buried. OK. So, maybe next time you can avoid doing what ever it is that resulted in that happening.
    However, such is the nature of social groupings and the strange dynamics that affect them, I feel certain that the end result you want is – in practical terms – unobtainable.
    Your point in your other thread about ‘transparency’ fails to hit the mark, though. If you choose to open up your content to the ‘masses’ via Digg, then strange things may happen to some of your submissions.
    This is just part of the game. Your content has no divine right to be treated by any individual with any particular level of respect [and nor, of course, does mine]. It could just be that one or two people don’t like your tone of voice or writing style.
    These ARE good reasons to bury your content. It’s all part of the ‘social’ experience.
    Irritating? For sure. But a cause celebre. Definitely not.