If you haven't heard the news, I'm thrilled to announce that Digg is now in the hands of Betaworks (makers of bitly, chartbeat, news.me
, and other great products). I've been a big fan of John Borthwick ( http://foundation.kr/11/
) for awhile now and I'm excited to see where his team takes the product!
To the Digg community and staff. Thank you. Without all your hard work there would be no Digg. You were the first community to embrace social media/news and it was you that made the site. You were pioneers and truly changed the way we vote on and share content forever. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Lastly, I want to thank our investors. David Sze from Greylock has been there for me through good times and bad, always supportive, always helpful, always willing to meetup for tea and figure things out. He's been a mentor, board member, and friend. I can't say enough good things about Greylock and the world class organization they run. Also a huge thank you to Highland Capital (for being great board members and helping us scale during our growth phase), Andreessen Horowitz, Mike Maples, Brett Bullington, Ron Conway, Jay Adelson, Omidyar, and the slew of others that helped put Digg on the map.