But Digg is in a deadly, unrecoverable tail spin. The fact is, people — real people — are beginning to tire. Submit this, upload that, vote on this, “like” that, be my “friend”, check in here, suggest this, retweet that … there’s already so much to do. The only thing left to “Digg” is a grave.
It is, precisely, the simplicity and minimalism of Hacker News’ feature set that keeps it usable for everyday, busy, — real people –. Obviously, the culture on Hacker News keeps submissions and comments in check, but that culture would not exist if HN were trying to become a social network for entrepreneurs.
Your continued interaction and consistent fine-tuning makes this a place that I like to come back to. There is a certain social satisfaction with knowing that one is a part of a community in which the creator is still a participant.
I know you are cognizant of what makes this community tick; I also realize it wouldn’t be what it is today if your intentions hadn’t been clear (and they obviously are) – so I didn’t need to say this, but I did want to say this: thank you.