Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Kevin Rose tells the story of Digg.. so far!

Interview With Digg’s Kevin Rose: The State of The Union
Rose: Right, so the second I actually needed some real cash, I had no idea what I was doing. Jay had done it before. I said, “Jay, you come on, run the business side of the house, and I’m fine with giving you the CEO role,” because at the time, that’s what I was doing, as long as I have final say on whatever product we decide to…

This is a cool interview by Michael Arrington with Kevin. They walk through various points of the life of Digg and decisions Kevin and later Jay as the CEO made. The rumours, technology, raising of funds and most things in between. I signed up for Digg on November 24th, 2005 and found it way more interesting than Slashdot since it had, at least in my opinion, a better mix of tech and non-tech stuff whereas Slashdot was mostly catering to tech-geeks. Over the years Digg has become part of my everyday reading, a frequently clicked node in my RSS reader and podcasts by Revision3, especially Tekzilla, a part of my weekend viewing.

It would be nice to see how Kevin and his team fare over the coming years. "I, for one, welcome our new Social Media overlords!" :)