June 27, 2006
The New Digg.com

So my latest favorite website Digg.com released "Digg version 3" on Monday. I admit that I tend to assume that the three people that read this site also read slashdot and (now) digg, and don't repeat stories that I find there on here. Anyway, the new version of digg has some new things, some good, some bad, and some completely indifferent. I'll note these below with :-) :-( and :-| respectively.

  • More ads :-( (though I don't see because I have the adblock extension running
  • More division of topics, now there is a "video" section for example. I tend to read from the 'all' though. Each category/subcategory has it's own RSS feed as before. :-)
  • Some new views such as Cloud view :-)
  • More interesting cool visualizations of digging activity (not here yet though) :-|
  • Tweaks to the buddy/friend management and features like stories that multiple friends have dugg (agreed upon). Cool, but no one is my friend on digg.... if I did have friends though I'd give it a :-)
  • Redesigned and now 110% Web 2.0tm/r/c compliant

The only real downside I see is the amount of stories that go onto the frontpage is going to double/triple/quadruple, meaning it'll be harder to catch up. Conversely, slashdot's story posting seems to have slowed down recently. It's still about a story an hour, it just "feels" slower compared to the rapid fire digg.com site activity.

Posted by Arcterex at June 27, 2006 02:15 PM