Kevin Rose is in a tough position right now. Digg version 4 has been officially released to everyone. One might say that the problem is many people are upset with the changes and while that is true, I think the problem really stems at the fact the Digg’s core user base is comprised of geeks (always has been and probably always will be). And geeks are probably the hardest group of people to please when it comes to anything technology related. Why is this? Personally, I think it has to do with a couple of things.
One being that a lot of geeks actually understand or at the very least are interested in the inner-workings of anything tech and because of that they like to form opinions which they aren’t afraid to voice throughout various means on the web. Another thing about geeks and technology is we are not as afraid to jump ship and move to another product/service if we feel it’s better. In other words, we’ll try things before most other people will and report back if it’s good or not. So when you deal almost exclusively with these types of people, it can be very difficult.