There's been a lot of up and down at Digg this past year. First it was the hottest site, then came a gaming controversy and by the end of the year, Digg itself was being buried. Quite ironic when the site themselves coined the term opposite of Digg, as bury, and the site itself was being labeled as a has been. I personally think people went too far, both with raising it on a pedestal and then tearing it down. I did like how Digg worked, even though very few stories by regular people ever made the front page.
Here's an old cartoon from bLaugh about Digg: