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"Digg this" link in Google Docs (?!)

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

Monday, June 18, 2007
11 years ago12,758 views

Have anybody noticed this? This is somehow strange... EVERY document published in Google Docs has in its source "digg this" link, commented out.

This is an example of a "document" that I published two minutes ago:

docs.google.com/View?docID=dgz ...

In document's footer source you can see:

<!-- a class=smalllink target=_blank
href="http ://digg.com/submit?phase=2&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdocs.
google.com%2FDoc%3Fid%3
Ddgzxf2p5_37fhcr8t"><b>Digg
this</b></a><span class=graytext> | </span -->

This means that Google is experimenting with this feature, right? But
why? This would be very close integration with non-google service,
service that is pretty small as for Google standards... and an
integration that doesn't makes much sense – people's documents
published with Google Docs are hardly digg worthy (in fact I haven't
seen single one on digg).

So maybe some googler is just playing around... would it be even possible? :>

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Not seeing it :-(

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I see it in the source.

Maybe as Google adds more JotSpot style features we'll see it uncommented.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Or simply a scatterbrain googler who forget to delete that comment... ;-)

Ibrahim [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

It may be from the old project writley
and the developer only comment it

ozgur [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

is Google planing to acquire Digg?

James XUan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Maybe?

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

That's a hard question.
But you can bet she can ;)

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> But you can bet she can

She? Google is a female? :]

Eliena ANdrews [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

now GOogle is also seeking Digg what a pity..

best regards,
eliena
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Ian [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Some very large assumptions made here...this could mean absolutely nothing Funny though!

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randomgeek [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

it could have just been an internal joke with the coding geeks, that they forgot to take out, or then again it could be for a later release or meant to synch with the 'submit to blogger' tool

Rohit [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

full credits to your keen observation....

Allan [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

It's kinda hard not to miss, its just right there in the open.

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John Abassian [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I know why it's commented out:
They were trying to add it, and they couldn't figure out for the life of them why it wasn't working. Silly miss observant googlers, the "a" tag is missing "<"

Simple huh? while looking through hundreds of lines of code, they miss something so silly :)

I is teh jenius!!1!1ONE!

John Abassian

steve [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Maybe because you can also post to blogger from docs...

pawitp [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]John Abassian: They just changed the first and last opening into a comment

Masoud Rezvani [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

It's OK..

steve [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

> Ludwik Trammer
>
>> But you can bet she can
>
>She? Google is a female? :]

Only if it's spelled gOOgle :)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I saw that the other day when looking into something... It's commented out, so no biggie.

>She? Google is a female? :]
Perhaps this is like referring to your home country, you would say "mother country". "Mother Nature" would be another example.

--- [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

You can submit your doc to your blog, and blogs are oftentimes dugg. That is probably why.

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