Digg Adds New Features In Spades
News aggregator Digg claims to have added more than 50 new features to its website this month.
The community site where users “digg” their favourite stories and “bury” those they don’t like has expanded its offerings, enabling members to add more personal profiles.
Digg also revealed that it is on schedule with plans to launch an image-only section towards the end of next month and is preparing to create an additional feature which enables users to set up customised email alerts on stories that interest them.
The site’s founder Kevin Rose told users: “We’ve completely revamped our profiles from the ground up - making it easy for you to share your favourite stories and discover new interesting content.”
He added that the website’s new additions “will make it a lot easier to discover great content and share it with others”.
Digg attracts millions of unique users each month who can submit news story headlines, summaries and links in the hope that they achieve enough Diggs to make it to the top of the chart and onto the front page.
The high number of users means that websites displaying submitted stories can experience a sudden dramatic increase of traffic from Digg users, known by some as the “Digg effect” or being “dugg to death”.
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