The Digg key :
This key caused all the mess.On their request Digg removed the story and in very short time,1000's of stories featuring this key popped up all over the blogsphere making the situation worse.Digg threatened its users to ban them if they continued to write about this key.This made Bloggers start claiming their freedom of speech all over the world and the situtation became serious for digg
Different titles of this key on the Digg pages are
"Give’em hell diggers! Mr. Dirt is behind you! Digg revolt! Internet History!!"
"Omittance of 16-bit key sparks violent protests"
"How a 16-bit code changed the internet? "
Not only this I just did a search in technorati about this and I found 1300 results :
Some bloggers even report it's a kevin Rose game plan.Check this article
Some bloggers claim that they will digg any article showing this key now. Johnchow also wrote about this key.
Seeing all this mess,Digg has put a update on its blog as follows :
Today was an insane day. And as the founder of Digg, I just wanted to post my thoughts…
But now, after seeing hundreds of stories and reading thousands of comments, you’ve made it clear. You’d rather see Digg go down fighting than bow down to a bigger company. We hear you, and effective immediately we won’t delete stories or comments containing the code and will deal with whatever the consequences might be.
If we lose, then what the hell, at least we died trying.