The Burying Of Digg, By The Numbers

This afternoon, Digg announced that it’s been acquired by Betaworks — for a purchase price, The Wall Street Journal reports, of $500,000. Not $500 million, mind you; $500,000. While the tone of the acquisition announcement is sunny (“we couldn’t be happier to announce,” etc., etc.), the purchase price serves as a reminder of how far the ur-social news site has fallen since its Halcyon days. Days before Facebook, Twitter, and Reddit came along to bury it. 

Below, the rise and fall of Digg — by the numbers:  

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