It seems as if Digg is finally making a turn in the right direction. The news gathering website, Digg, has received a makeover alongside a new iPhone application. Note this is coming promptly six weeks after Betaworks acquired Digg for a measly $500,000.
Digg was a well known website years prior to Facebook and Twitter’s respective launch dates. I’ve never been a huge Digg enthusiast, but I have used the site a few times in the past. The homepage can be very entertaining to read because the top articles are chosen by Digg’s viewers.
Digg’s Blog introduces Digg v1:
“On July 20, we announced that we were turning Digg back into a startup and rebuilding it from scratch in six weeks. After an intense month and a half, we managed to get the new Digg up and running on a fresh code base and fresh infrastructure. We now have a solid foundation on which to build, and we expect to build fast. Yesterday, we previewed the new Digg applications for web, iPhone, and mobile web and today we’re happy to share Digg v1.”
From the top to bottom end of things, Digg is much easier to browse, allowing myself to find what I want quicker. It’s surreal that the new Digg provides large pictures and a description. Beforehand the iOS application and website provided a very small picture alongside a description. It wasn’t very convenient or user-friendly.
And just in case you were wondering, the new Digg iPhone application is very appealing. The main screen of the application consists of the world’s top news. Both a picture and title are shown, lacking a description. But who needs a description when the title and photo can tell a story itself?
Download the new Digg application and let me know your thoughts!