Everyone appreciated a break from sucking down coffee at conferences to suck down free martinis at the Anu Bar for Digg's San Francisco party. The social news site previewed its next version, launching Monday. Thanks to Laughing Squid's Scott Beale for these shots!
Digg partner Stamen Design won Best Costume by dressing as a team of dapper carpet salesmen.
Upcoming.org founder Andy Baio just licks the salt off these things and puts them back on the bar.
Diggers Daniel Burka and David Prager celebrated the launch with a day lying sideways on the beach. They do not regret getting these bizarre sunburns.
After the jump: "They call me....Mister Digg!"
Digg founder Kevin Rose can't run a site and shave at the same time.
Diggnation podcaster Alex Albrecht: "We're hoping to get Mark Wahlberg to play me in the film, but I'm willing to do his stunts."
And that's how star power gets you written onto a guest list.
Digg co-founder Jay Adelson just thought of the perfect joke about midget sex, but he struggles against the inappropriate urge to blurt it out on stage.
SF Chronicle writer Dan Fost to Microsoft manager Niall Kennedy: "Look, I'd like to make you the next Robert Scoble, but I don't have that kind of power."
Tier 1 founder Andy Shroepfer about gigablogger Om Malik: "Om said I could make fun of his John Travolta hair if I funded his next blog."
Digg v3 party photos [Laughing Squid]