it could control the echosystem of a true best of content to top network
That is the most descriptive typo for the gigantic, ego-driven circle-jerk that is the blogosphere/top-content-provider realm that I have ever seen. "echosystem".
bought by mammoth = death of digg. The only thing it holding it in the top position it is in now is the fact that it's run by "mavericks" who "don't work for the man". Once they "sell out", the only comments you'll see there will be ones bemoaning how much
better Digg was before they "sold out".
P.S. Fark.com was doing the whole "votes drive the links to the main page" thing WAYYYYYY before Digg.