Earlier today, I broke the news on my blog (and on digg and Newsvine) about VitaminT changing their name to Daytipper. I also sent in a tip to Mashable and GigaOm, of which Mashable's Peter Cashmore has posted and attributed my blog.
However, my problem with this is the inherent "popularity syndrome" that is rampant within the digg community. As you'll note here, my original submission to digg has been active for more than 13 hours (with 3 diggs), compared to 7 hours (with 11 diggs) for the other -- and it will make the front page (simply because of the digg user's popularity) -- even though I am the original source and tipster of the news.
This isn't the first time I've been the original source of interesting tidbits and got overlooked in favor of a popular blog and user. Am I ranting? Yes, for I want diggers to do the right thing, and give due respect!
Bloggers shouldn't have to settle for seconds when they are the original source of the news!
Newsviners: Consider yourselves fortunate to be a member of the most balanced social news community on the Internet. No social news site is perfect, but at least everyone here has a fair shot at attracting readers to their original works