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Digg To Feature Human Editors, Large Images

Digg To Feature Human Editors, Large Images

Rethinking Digg From A Design Standpoint

When new Digg owner Betaworks is finished with the social sharing websites image-heavy design users will likely not recognize what they discover.

The Digg team on Monday wrote of the redesign:

“The final version is close to complete. When you visit later this week, you’ll find a beautiful, image-friendly, and ad-free experience.”

The stories will be chosen by editors and chose stories will be based on shares via Facebook and Twitter.

Launching with a huge face lift on August 1st after a six-week hiatus the site will feature more space for bigger stories while some articles without photos will also be featured. According to the sites staff:

“Some stories are bigger and have more impact than others; some stories are actually components of other ones. Some stories can be told with text; others are best told through images.”

The company’s goal is to make the new look more like a news site with a large lead story and then nine to 11 off-leads that offer smaller but still significant stories.

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Unlike Digg’s monumental design failure the new site is based off a Digg survey given to users right before the redesign began. That survey found that users wanted something completely different from but also differentiated from Reddit.

Are you willing to give a new shot once the redesign is released?


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