For any webmaster that keeps a keen eye on their site analytics, and all the good ones do, it is always a pleasant surprise to see a new and unexpected source of traffic. Until recently, unless you owned a technology based website, it was unlikely you would have seen Digg as one of those emerging traffic sources. However, the whirlwind popularity of the service has seen it delve into new depths and open its community based website up to a much broader range of categories.
Digg has long been a phenomenon with websites in the technology industry. A well written article can be submitted by anybody for review, and other Diggers read and rate the article. The more Diggs an article receives, the higher up the list of articles it traverses. Reaching the front page for a topic can see a sluice of traffic hit your site in a short space of time while the coveted front page could virtually bring your hosting server down single-handedly.