Six weeks ago, the new Digg team at Betaworks announced it was doing a complete redesign of its social media website. True to its word, the Digg site has finally been re-launched with a completely new design, switching to editorial content. Alongside this redesign, a new iPhone app has also launched.
The new Digg site is faster and smoother with a more user-friendly interface. It features images and headlines from content all over the Internet that is submitted by users. Users now vote on content with Digg taking retweets and Facebook shares into account to determine an overall top story.
Previously, votes moved content up the page, but now editors have the option to place content on the page that they think is appropriate. The staff at Digg stated in their blog that more features will be coming to the site in the coming weeks and months. Some of the features they are working on include:
- Network-based personalization features
- New commenting features
- Continuing to iterate Digg for mobile web
- Improve the website with features like Reading list, different views into the top stories on Digg, and more data to help users better understand why a certain story is trending
- API development
Alongside the newly redesigned Digg website, the company has released a new iPhone app with new features so you can still get the best stories while on the move, including:
- Read every story in a clean mobile-friendly view
- Digg your favorite stories and share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or by email
- Full support for offline reading. Subway commuters rejoice!
- Save the stories you want to read later to your Digg Reading List (with support for Instapaper and Pocket)
- ?Introducing “Paperboy” — Simply set your home location so that whenever you leave home, Digg automatically updates with the latest stories!
Head over to the App Store to get the Digg app for your iPhone, so you can start “digging” through the best media stories on the web any time you’re out and about.