Looks like the slimebuckets at Spike the Vote have started up their plot to destroy social media…
From: Spike the Vote <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Nov 5, 2006 8:17 PM
Subject: Ready to game Digg?
Spike the Vote is ready to launch! Please login and provide your Digg username so we can get started. If you are interested in gaming del.icio.us and Netscape, please provide those usernames as well so I can estimate the overall level of interest.
As you may know, there has been an algorithm change at Digg. Now it takes about 60-100 Diggs to hit the front page depending on your category. Please note that you will only be able to spike a maximum of 50 votes for each story you submit. The spiking is meant to give your story a kick start; it’s not meant to spam Digg. If your story has any legs at all, it should have no problem making the front page after 50 spikes.
Spike the Vote is offering 250 points for $50 to a limited number of spikers to get the system started. Please respond to this message if interested.
Thank you for your patience.