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Slashdot nemesis Digg reduces employee count by "about 10%". Geeknet (LNUX) CEO "...stay tuned"...

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May 09, 2010 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: AMZN , BBY , GKNT


Slashdot nemesis Digg reduces employee count by "about 10%" per Digg CEO, Kevin Rose on May 6th.  

 

[20:57] into Geeknet (LNUX)s Q4 2009 Earnings Conference Call held on February 11th, 2010 at 11:00 AM EST, Scott Kauffman responded to Mark Moore, Viewtrade Securities, question regarding the status of Slashdot. [22:56] into that conference call "…as far as slashdot goes we are continuing to tweak the model there and stay tuned we have some interesting developments with the Slashdot team up in Dexter…".


* "The following email was sent to our employees today" by Kevin Rose on May 6, 2010 - 11:20am in Company.  

 

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#1) On May 09, 2010 at 9:16 AM, gnulaw (52.89) wrote:


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This ten (10%) percent layoff announcement is on the heels of a previous Digg.com ten (10%) percent layoff announced in January 2009.


c|net news, May 6, 2010


TheWRAP, May 6, 2010

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#2) On June 06, 2010 at 3:55 PM, gnulaw (52.89) wrote:

See The Guardian, Thursday 12 January 2006 "Will Slashdot be overtaken by Digg?"

 

"...The idea that the "News for nerds" site at slashdot.org could be usurped by a technology news site that has only been around for about a year would have seemed laughable - a year ago. But in a blog post (tinyurl.com/axcl8) this week, Jeremy Zawodny, a respected engineer at Yahoo, noted that according to the Alexa traffic-tracking system, the number visiting digg.com is approaching that of Slashdot. He adds that "2006 will be the year the once-great Slashdot dies".

He's not predicting the imminent disappearance of the site that lent its name to the process by which half a million readers descend on a site, usually prompting the server to crash, creating the phrase: "You've been Slashdotted".

"Slashdot will take years to die," he says. But he thinks sites such as Digg and Reddit offer something Slashdot can't: the ability for readers collectively to pick stories they think are interesting, generating a community feel and a sense of power. At Slashdot, started in 1997, stories are chosen by a team of editors...Nobody in the geekerati seems ready to defend Slashdot. Steve Mallett, founder and managing editor of OSDir.com, the open source news site, commented: "Good riddance... I was a faithful user, but Digg has everything right that Slashdot has had wrong." He also forecasts tough times for many editorially top-down websites...
"  Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2006/jan/12/guardianweeklytechnologysection1

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#3) On June 06, 2010 at 8:04 PM, gnulaw (52.89) wrote:

>>Nobody in the geekerati seems ready to defend Slashdot. Steve Mallett, founder and managing editor of OSDir.com, the open source news site, commented: "Good riddance... I was a faithful user, but Digg has everything right that Slashdot has had wrong." He also forecasts tough times for many editorially top-down websites...

 

OSDir.com Alexa stats: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/osdir.com#

OSDir.com http://osdir.com/index.php

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