User/Submitter is a new service that connects publishers with diggers. Have a story? Then hand over the cash and User/Submitters’€™ dig users will digg it for you ‘€“ and you might even end up on the frontpage of Digg. That’€™s serious stuff, The Blog Herald knows that.
Publishers get to pay $20 and an additional $1 per dig, and digg users can get paid $0.50 for every 5 stories they digg. It seems real enough but I don’€™t really know, we’€™ll find out soon I’€™d reckon since the blogosphere tends to flush out the frauds.
It’€™s kind of like Payperpost for Digg. If it turns out to be a hit I’€™m pretty sure it’€™ll be a nail in the eye for the people at Digg since it sure hurts the whole open social feel of the site.
Thord Daniel Hedengren is a designer, writer, and blogger, and also the former editor of The Blog Herald. He used to be a hotshot in the gaming industry in Sweden, but sold everything and went International. Most recently he wrote a book called Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, and does loads of kickass design.