Even though Digg lost its charm in recent years, one cannot deny that it was one of largest social media site on the Internet. Earlier this month, Digg was sold for $500,000 and its new owners have decided to revamp some of its features so as to bring it back to users’ attention. Digg’s new owners have prepared v1 of the site for August 1 re-launch which would come with “beautiful, image-friendly, and ad-free experience.”
The new Digg would say goodbye to the DiggBar and Newsrooms. There would be a clean layout of Top, Popular and Upcoming stories, categorized and ranked according to popularity and reach of individual news articles. Along with Digg vote button, the new ranking algorithm would take in number of Facebook likes, shares and tweets into consideration which would be moderated by the Digg team.
Besides the web version, Team Digg would release an app for the iOS platform. A lot of people read Digg before it lost its touch, if the company manages to restore its charm, there’s a possibility that I might start using Digg more often.
Source / TechCrunch