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That’s it folks, Digg has risen from the ashes mere weeks after Betaworks purchased it paltry $500,000. Then, shortly thereafter, Betaworks revealed on July 20th that it was redesigning the site in just six weeks. Digg said today that it “now has a foundation on which to build,” and that it expects to build quickly. In the coming weeks and months it plans to roll-out the following features:

  • Introduce network-based personalization features (like we do in News.me) to make Digg a more relevant and social experience
  • Experiment with new commenting features
  • Continue to iterate Digg for mobile web
  • Move the website forward with features like the Reading List, different views into the top stories on Digg, and more data to help users better understand why a particular story is trending
  • Launch an API so that members of the development community can build all the products that we haven’t even thought of yet
Yesterday, Digg said that it was focusing on simplicity moving forward and that it doesn’t have plans for advertisements just yet.  “We are doing away with “Newsroom,” we are killing the “Newsbar” (aka “Diggbar”), and we are reverting “Newswire” back to its original name, Upcoming,” RethinkDigg said. “Digg v1 pivots around three views: Top Stories, Popular and Upcoming.”
The site is live now at http:///www.digg.com, so give it a whirl.
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