Digg will launch again this week after the six-week “Rethink Digg” project by Betaworks who also builds News.me. This will be v1 even though Digg has been around since 2004.
What we will see is a Digg that is a different experience than it has been in the past, but will be an experience that capture the essence of what we need in reading and sharing news today.
This Digg doesn’t look like or even feel like Reddit. Focus has been drawn away from headlines and more about arranging content that is being read, shared, or viewed the most at that time or what’s popular.
How Betaworks is rethinking Digg it reminds me of what Circa is possibly going after: re-imagining the news.
It’s also worth noting what they found in their survey results prior to starting the “Rethink Digg” project. View the result here.
- Source rethinkdigg.com