New Digg redesign to launch August 1st

Last week, the company Betaworks announced that it had acquired the Digg website for $500,000. This move was made after the Washington Post paid about $12 million to acquire the previous team behind the Digg site, and after LinkedIn paid between $3.75 million and $4 million to grab a number of patents owned by Digg.

Now Betaworks has announced on its official blog that its small 10 person team is in the middle of a major revamp of Digg. The post states:

On August 1, after an adrenaline and caffeine-fueled six weeks, we’re rolling out a new v1. With this launch, we’re taking the first step towards (re)making Digg the best place to find, read and share the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet ...

The blog post also confirmed that Betaworks plans to fold its previous product News.me into the new Digg site at some point, but added, "That said, we won’t take anything away from the News.me experience until we can replace it with something better at Digg."

While Digg.com may relaunch with a new look and new features on August 1st, the Betaworks team says that it will just the start of their plans for the site, saying, "We hope that you will see the upcoming launch as the beginning, not the end. This is the beginning of a new generation for Digg — a restoration of what was brilliant and disruptive and a reinvention of what was not."

Let's hope Betaworks' relaunch of Digg is better received than the one that was put into place back in 2010. It was that redesign, Digg 4.0, that caused many of its loyal readers to jump ship to the current news aggregation site champion, Reddit.

Source: Digg blog site

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Snake89 said,

Nope.

What changed? I stopped reading Digg in 2008 when the US Presidential debates were heating up. There was so much pure hate for anyone with a job and audacity to want to keep what they earned that I had to quit reading. I've never seen so many people hell bent on reintroducing slavery.

al11588 said,
Oh great more new articles from MRBABYMAN. -_-

Hey, I was mentioned TWICE on diggnation in the early days.

Once for "whatever happened to chunk from the goonies" and another time for "a sheep on a swing"

I only ever submitted quality content.