Kevin Rose
Founder & Chief Architect, Digg
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Kevin Rose on the Digg Revolution

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Kevin Rose was going to revolutionize the news. Now Digg.com is struggling to survive.

Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose, 31, is the founder of Revision3, Pownce, and most notably the social-bookmarking website Digg.com. He is formerly the co-host working on TechTV’s popular show The Screen Savers and currently stars in Diggnation. Digg.com launched in 2004 and soon received $2.8 million in venture capital from eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen.

Transcript

Question: Is Digg the Boston Tea Party of the media?

Transcript:I think that Digg is very much-- it’s a living and breathing thing that is impossible to kind of wrap your head around. And you never know what’s going to happen on the site. I think that’s one of the things that brings a lot of people back to the site. Like I think that when you take a look at-- when I wake up in the morning, you know, it’s the same feeing in my gut that I had, you know, 3 ½ years ago, and that’s what the hell’s in the front page. Like I have no idea, you know. And it’s that freaky kind of, you know, you never know what you’re going to get. And it’s always-- it tends to be interesting and kind of gems that you wouldn’t find anywhere else. I think that’s what’s unique and what keeps people coming back.


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