Editors from [tag]Wired[/tag] make a real interesting experiment:

I can tell you exactly how a pointless blog full of poorly written, incoherent commentary made it to the front page on [tag]Digg[/tag]. I paid people to do it. What’s more, my bought votes lured honest [tag]Diggers[/tag] to vote for it too. All told, I wound up with a “popular” story that earned 124 diggs — more than half of them unpaid. I also had 29 (unpaid) comments, 12 of which were positive.

I Bought Votes on Digg

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