Digg resurrects as social network

2012-08-02 13:21
Google+ is a year old and growing faster than rivals at the same stage. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Google+ is a year old and growing faster than rivals at the same stage. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

San Francisco - Digg, the once high-flying social news site, re-launched on Wednesday under new ownership after a six-week rebuilding.

The newly launched site for Digg is "turning it back into a start-up", the Digg team said in a blog post.

"With this launch, we're taking the first step toward (re)making Digg the best place to find, read and share the most interesting and talked about stories on the internet - and we want your help."

Online media firm Betaworks said in July that it had acquired the core assets of San Francisco-based Digg and planned to merge them with its News.me service for sharing articles on iPads, iPhones and by e-mail newsletters.

Digg, launched in 2004, became a global sensation as an online venue for submitting news stories that climbed or sank in rankings based on votes, referred to at the website as "diggs".

The new Digg will require users to login with Facebook as "a short-term solution that will seriously cut down on spam, while we take our time to develop more robust spam-filter technology".

It will use Facebook shares, tweets, and other data to determine where a story should sit on the home page "but we care first and foremost about what Digg users have to say - measured, as always, in diggs".

More than 28 million stories were submitted to Digg since it launched. But it fell out of favour as people shifted to rival services and social networks Facebook and Twitter to share news with friends.

Industry figures indicate about seven million people visited Digg each month before it was sold.

News.me was launched early in 2011 as a way for people to easily share when friends at Twitter or Facebook are reading.

Read more on:    social networks
NEXT ON NEWS24X

linking and moving

2015-04-22 07:36

SHARE:

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Inside News24

 
/News
 

Top 10 richest musicians of all time

Check out the gallery to find out who they are!

 
 

Luxury living

Seven of the most expensive children's toys ever made
5 millionaires turned murderers
The youngest billionaires in the world and how they made it
Watch: Flying first class has never been this luxurious!
Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

You are active, busy and on a mission today. There may be a special person you wish to entertain and may put in the extra effort...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.