USING DIGGBrendan McGetrick FIT 1012 PA February 2012
What is Digg?Digg (digg.com) is a online content aggregator. Articles, blog entries, images, and videofrom across the Web are submitted and voted on by the Digg’s user community.
How does Digg work?When a link is submitted, Digg’s users can vote on whether to ‘digg’ or ‘bury’ thecontent. Based on the number of votes, a link will either rise toward the top or sinktoward the bottom of digg’s link lists.
How does Digg work?The most popular content is included in daily, weekly, and monthly Top News lists. These listsare arranged according to 10 themes, including Business, Gaming, Technology, and Sports.
How do you join Digg?Step 1: Anyone can join Digg, either via their Facebook profile or email account.
How do you joingDigg?Step 2: Once you’ve submitted your user information, Digg sends a confirmation email.By clicking the link, you confirm your information and can then begin actively using Digg.
How do you join Digg?Step 3: Once you’ve confirmed your registration, you will be brought to your profile page,where you can add info about yourself and subscribe to other users.
How do you submit to Digg?Step 1: To recommend content to Digg, click the ‘Submit Link’ button at the top of the page
How do you submit to Digg? Step 2: After clicking ‘Submit Link’ a new window appears.
How do you submit to Digg? Step 3: Paste the URL of the link you want to submit.
How do you submit to Digg?Step 4: Write a brief description of the content you’re submitting and select the ‘topic’that best describes it.
How do you submit to Digg? Step 5: Click ‘Digg it’ to complete the submission process
How do you submit to Digg?After clicking ‘Digg it’ a new page appears showing your link, as it appears to all users
What is Digg useful for?• Discovering new web content• Promoting work you’ve made or support• Participating in discussions of current events• Keeping track of which topics are currently trending• Experimenting with ways to describe your work and testing which are most effective