History of Digg
We are a small team of ten engineers,
designers,and editors based in New York City,
and we've been working on and thinking about
news applications for awhile now. Before we
acquired Digg, we launched products for
email, iPad, and iPhone out of a startup called
News.me. Digg was originally founded in 2004,
but in the summer of 2012, we rebuilt it from
scratch in six weeks.
The Purpose of Digg
Digg is a social bookmarking site. It is
currently one of the biggest and most
popular bookmarking sites around, and
can be utilized to generate spikes of
untargeted-traffic. Digg has articles that
you can find right on the front page as
well you can also search for the articles
that you actually want to ready about.
What Digg is used for
Digg is used to search for things, such as article and new
topics the a reader is curious about. Some people say that
Digg is the new google.
When the team at Digg found out about google read
they figured out that they need to act fast. The resulting
void would leave millions of potential users on the hunt
for something new, and the recently Betaworks-acquired
Digg was unusually well-positioned to build a product
dedicated to reading things. But with a limited time frame
in which to create Digg Reader, the team had to limit the
product's scope and choose its tech tools wisely.
● Top Stories
● Popular Stories
● Upcoming Stories
● What You Missed Stories
● Digg for iPhone & iPad
● The Daily Digg (email)
The pro’s that come with Digg would be how it
is very easy to find what you need. The layout
of the website is very user friendly and anyone
is fully capable to figure out the website
within five minutes of starting use. Digg is one
of the most popular bookmarking sites out
right now. We personally liked using digg as
part of our project.
● It's hard to get your blog posts on the main page of Digg.
● Top users control much of what gets on the main page of
● Traffic that comes from Digg is generally short-lived
● Spam content finds its way on Digg frequently.
● People pay the top users and other companies to generate
diggs for content and move it to the main page of Digg
leaving less chance for your posts to get to the main page.
● Digg does not like it when users submit their own pages or
blog posts and will penalize users who do so too frequently.
Everything Else about Digg
Things that we learned about Digg is that it
doesn’t have a broad variety when it comes to
searching. Some people say that it is a new
google but we found that hard to believe. The
search is based more on topics of articles
rather than whatever you want to search for.
Other than that Digg was fairly easy to
understand and a good way to find articles
that are interesting to you as a reader.