Hi Digg. So you’re great and a lot of people are really excited that you’re back (myself included!) but… this sucks, because this is theft. What you’re doing here is stealing people’s writing.
Both your iPhone and iPad apps take entire pieces from other websites, reformat them with some sort of Readability- or Instapaper-style algorithm, then republish them without any of the ads the original publisher relies on to keep paying writers to write.
And that’s obviously not ok.
Yes, at the very end of the republished article you provide a link to the original piece (the same one the user has already finished reading because you republished it in its entirety), and while this may seem like a good faith measure it is one I’ve argued in the past is fundamentally no different from content farming.
Anyway, please don’t do this. Please fix this. Please stop stealing writing.