Trying desperately to remain relevant, Digg recently launched a new service that pulls together trending stories for you based on the people you follow on Twitter. Cleverly called Digg Deeper, this service is now available on more platforms –including an upgrade to their Digg iOS app.
Speaking on the new service, Digg describes their release by stating, “It’s a great way to turn your often-overwhelming social streams into low-volume, high-value feed from the people and channels you trust.” With these updates you can scan the most-shared stories, videos, and links –but only rated across your personal Twitter connections (meaning you will get the stories that are relevant to you and not be forced to see some of the ridiculous trending topics that you want to avoid). Prefer to see these things once a day without monitoring the app? These latest updates also offer an opt-in Daily Digest email option.
Portal style services like Digg Deeper make a lot of sense. Many of us want to keep up with the latest news, but following a timeline with hundreds (if not thousands) of entries is overwhelming and time consuming. Using Digg Deeper, you get to see the stories that are most popular (and therefore most shared)… without duplication.
If you don’t have an iOS device, have no fear, Digg for Android will be updated soon as well –download it now for free and be prepared.
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.