There has been a mess of April Fools jokes going around the web but none had fooled me until I ran across Digg’s. I actually thought my browser was having a javascript issue when these weird symbols showed up where the number of Diggs used to be.

Digg added in a quick joke with their latest downtime to make the Digg vote buttons display one of 8 different symbols instead of the actual Digg vote count, which is normally shows.

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Pretty interesting and yeah it fooled me for a second, but the problem is that the new addition has caused Digg to lag and crawl to a snail’s pace. It now takes forever to navigate through the site and load pages. It was so bad that I actually rebooted my computer and reset my modem thinking it might have been my connection.

Alas Digg.com, it would appear that you have gone and fooled yourself.