Why The Digg Shout Is Not Good Advertising

Ever since Digg announced the recent changes to their website, people have been leveraging one of its features, the shout, to spam other users. The situation is so out of control that even my old account, that has been banned, receives around 5 shouts from all my friends every day. For some time, I also though that this is a great technique to promote my stories, but I was terribly wrong as the following screenshot shows.

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