Now here is an exclusive reporting about the new digg interface which came to live today on which the digg programmers were working for a month and a half. Although there is a mixed bag of likes and dislikes from the users about this new interface; let me brief you what the new Digg interface is offering you and is this cool to digg or not.
RIP Digg’s Old Features
Let’s look at the earlier features that this new interface does not offer you any more.
1). No Newsgroups
2). No fan followers or followings
3). No popularity ratios
4). No Awards
5). No comments
6). No login via twitter accounts
7). No URL submission without Facebook
8). No earlier existing accounts
Amongst all the above, the most annoying thing about the new digg interface is that you cannot use your existing Twitter account to login. And instead if you were using a twitter account earlier, well let me tell you that your account doesn’t exist anymore. You have to sign up once again with your Facebook account.
New Experience ! How Many Diggs For This?
This is how the new digg interface pretty much looks like. The idea seems similar to the that of Pinterest where you have different columns on your wall although the Digg does not offer you to pin or repin.
The content submissions process has been improved for now as you need to have a Facebook account or a twitter account to submit your content. According to The Digg, it has been done primarily to reduce the spams. Next, There is no comments’ option anymore. All you can do is just digg the story or share on your Facebook or Twitter profiles. For digging the stories, you first need to sign up and there is no option other than using Facebook account to sign up.
The popularity of the story depends on the number of total Diggs which is now calculated by adding up the Facebook likes or shares, twitter tweets and the Diggs.
Furthermore, there is a neat white menu bar which remains stuck to the top even you scroll down the page. Then there are three major options for the readers – Top Stories, Popular and Upcoming from which you can choose which kind of story you want to read and for just reading you don’t even need to sign in which you have to in earlier versions. Simply keep scrolling and keep reading. The SignUp is only required from you when you want to submit the URL or digg the story.
We will try to find out more from the Digg reader about their opinion on this new interface and eventually we will see in coming days that do they accept this interface or not.
Do you guys remember that In earlier version, when you keep digging more in your same login session, you were presented with this message – “SLOW DOWN FRIEND. YOU ALMOST BROKE THE AXLE.”
Well if you are seeking my opinion on this new digg, I will just say -
“NO COOL FEATURES ANYMORE. DIGG ALMOST BROKE THE AXLE.”