Digg have recently updated their site with some great new functionality, making it a more complete platform. Updates include:
- A sharper more contempory look
- Options to share web addresses and feeds more easily and add them to your profile
- More options to integrate third party websites such as Facebook, Google and Twitter
- Options to easily follow content providers that match your preferences
All of this is great ofcourse but unfortunately it seems they have discontinued the Diggs/History of Digg members, meaning in our case for example the loss of a huge collection of Diggs on Business & Social Media.
Thanks For Nothing
Thanks for nothing Digg! Anyway we’ll start Digging lot’s of interesting content all over again and we hope that you haven’t been experiencing the same problem. Or if you’re unaware of this issue you may want to double-check your Digg account.
This development drives home the interdependencies of different actors on the social web and it’s dynamic character which forces us to continuously monitor and update different accounts, interfaces and technologies in sofar as they are not our own, controlled by us or developing over predictable trajectories.
The Social Web
As a consumer of Diggs service I’m not happy. But since like a monopolist or oligopolist they control a large chunk of the bookmarking market, I cannot bypass their service and will keep on using it in spite of their lack of consideration or communication. Wasn’t that what the social web claims to be about?
- The New Redesigned Digg Version 4 Is Now Live (laughingsquid.com)
- What Digg Needs To Change To Keep Its Users Happy (thenextweb.com)
- Is Digg digging itself into a hole with its new design? (econsultancy.com)
- Web Faceoff: New Digg vs. Old Digg (mashable.com)
- Digg Trying Hard – Maybe Too Hard – to Stay Relevant (nytimes.com)