Paid to Digg

A Web site is offering to pay people to recommend stories and thus move them up the page on the Digg news aggregation site where people submit and vote on the stories they like by "digging" them.

The User Submitter Web site purports to pay people 50 cents for digging three stories and charges $20 for each story submitted to the site, plus $1 for every digg it gets.

It was unclear who was behind the Web site. The site did not immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

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