Katie Couric gets Diggy with it

Kind of surprised this hasn’t gotten more coverage in the Digg-obsessed blogosphere (other than this and this): Katie Couric, the not-so-critically acclaimed CBS News anchor, has uploaded a video to YouTube in which she asks the Digg community for questions they want her to ask when she’s at the upcoming political conventions. Flashing her Digg T-shirt, Couric comes across (at least to me) as playing along with something she doesn’t really feel committed to — likely true, since I doubt it was her idea — but at the same time cheerfully willing to take a flyer on the idea. Plus, I have to say she looks kind of cute in that Digg T-shirt. But the last laugh could be on me: the video, which got a bump from Digg founder Kevin Rose, has over 3,000 Diggs already, and many of the questions (in fact, most of them) are about serious political issues.

7 thoughts on “Katie Couric gets Diggy with it

  1. Hi Matthew,
    I agree with you – she doesn’t seem to be someone who really understands what Digg is (didn’t she have someone else write her blog at one point?) but I guess she gets an A for effort? Would have been more interesting if it were a more authentic, avid, yet high-profile Digg user making the pitch.
    –Amrita

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  3. Katie Couric and CBS news are doing some really innovative things in social media. Eric Kuhn, their social media consultant, is pointing them in the right direction. Katie is sincere about learning about social media, as she explained last spring while meeting with leading mommy bloggers and me, the Savvy Auntie. Good for her!

  4. Katie Couric and CBS news are doing some really innovative things in social media. Eric Kuhn, their social media consultant, is pointing them in the right direction. Katie is sincere about learning about social media, as she explained last spring while meeting with leading mommy bloggers and me, the Savvy Auntie. Good for her!

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