Old timers know about the Slashdot Effect. However since we're firmly in bubble 2.0 now it's cool to experience the Digg effect. Like any other method for driving traffic some SEO's start thinking about how to game the system.
Many webmasters try to manipulate digg in order to gain traffic. Others fear that digg will eat up massive amounts of bandwidth and crash their servers. Having experienced both the slashdot effect (aka "being slashdotted") and the digg effect, we wanted to share what we have learned from these experiences.
One of my blog posts had 38 'diggs', it didn't bring in ahuge amount of traffic, but it did bring some. However I think digg is really great tool for promoting link bait.