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The New Digg | Wardell Design Blog

The New Digg

By: , On Sunday, July 11th, 2010

The new Digg adds features and layout which emphasize the users network instead of site wide content. I think this is a good move by Digg to stay competitive in the social media sphere considering the rate at which  some networks are stealing incorporating primary features from other sites. The site still maintains it’s focus as a content submission / rating tool, and all comments are still posted on submitted content and not user profiles. But now Digg  focuses on content submitted by a users network first and site wide content second. Upon logging into the new Digg for the first time users are prompted with list of bloggers and media outlets which they can choose to follow, much like the options given upon signing up for Twitter. The new home screen for the site is a tab called My News which displays the most recent and  top news submitted by the user and their network. Next to the My News tab is a tab called Top News which displays site wide content much like the current home pages does. Another big change is the ability for users to auto submit their own content as they can with Technorati and other blog centric networks. This is a 180 degree turn for Digg which previously frowned upon users who’ve  submitted all of their own content to the site. To auto submit content a user simply has to add and verify a feed URL in the import feed section under settings. Have you tried the new Digg? If So what did you think of it?

If you would like to try the new Digg a.k.a Digg version 4 you can request an invitation by clicking on the following link: http://digg.com/new

One Response to “The New Digg”

  1. karin@social bookmarking Says:

    I agree with you. It seems like a good move on Digg’s part. I do also understand why the “power users” don’t like it. This is much more friendly towards the average user. And now, the more followers the better.
    karin@social bookmarking´s last blog post ..Does the new digg still have an “effect” digg effect

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