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: