Yeah, everyone that cares has already moved to Feedly.
I'm not sure the people still at Digg comprehend how irrelevant they are in general.
My country (Canada) is badly enough run now by people who think they know everything they need to, but don't.
I bet all of those people have a degree right? That's the problem with college/university, it produces people that come out of it thinking they know everything they need to but don't.
Experience and learning on the job beats a paid for piece of paper. How do you get the experience people ask; you've just gotta work at it, start young, enjoy what you're doing, and start at the absolute bottom rung of the ladder. i.e. A developer might not be able to land a junior developer role straight away without a degree, but you sure can do any old monkey work... telephone support, QA etc. Then just get some industry certifications in your spare time (book + exam for Oracle Java cert is what $150?), keep hinting to people about your development skills, speak to people you know etc. etc. and you'll easily be where you want to be (and with years of valuable real world experience) before your friends even get out of college.
Those kids who "made it" were very bright to begin with
And that's exactly how it should work. Why should someone who is not bright be more successful than somebody that is? A piece of paper from a college doesn't make someone bright.
Beware of the Turing Tar-pit in which everything is possible but nothing of interest is easy.