The Pligg CMS has grown tremendously in just a few years time. The development team is hard at work constantly churning out updates and new patches for their libraries. Often times the community is able to release new collections and launches of the most popular brands running the open source script.
Digg v4 was launched during 2010 and did not garner very positive reviews. In fact, many users migrated to the more popular network Reddit where news can flow much more freely. Where did Digg go wrong?
In Episode 11 of The Random Show, Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss discuss internet venture news, latest ongoings in the tech world and their own personal lives. It’s really a great program, and the latest episode showcased some fascinating news. The episode is just over 34 mins. long, but you can catch Kevin’s discussion on Digg from this video link.
Digg is one of my, if not the #1 favorite social news site to date. Wracking up tens of millions of pageviews monthly, Digg, Inc. is a dominant force on the web which has only seen constant and substantial growth. Keeping up with your friend’s submissions on the site can get a bit tricky, but with Sub Digger+ the whole process is made very easy.
As we all know, Kevin Rose is the brilliant face behind the wildly popular social news site Digg.com. This past Sunday via this tweet Rose leaked a photo which shows a preview of what the new Digg may look like.
In a blog post this morning by Kevin Rose, it appears as though Digg has cut roughly 10% of their staff. Layoffs have been made to around 12 employees, and it was difficult on the entire staff to part with many members.
When Kevin Rose resumed CEO at Digg, his first act was to remove the Diggbar from submitted stories. This was, as most of us know, just a bad idea in general and was looking at Digg too much as a business and not like the social network and community it is.
In a recent blog post entitled simply “Update from Jay“, it has been officially announced that Jay Adelson will be stepping down as Digg’s CEO after 5 prosperous and amazing years. Jay has done an amazing job as CEO, and I firmly believe Digg wouldn’t hold it’s current success status today if it wasn’t for his ideas and inspiration.
Digg has always been an extremely innovative company. Launching into the social news bit in 2004, the site has grown immensely popular with monthly pageviews in the tens of millions. Digg’s popularity has allowed for a counter-culture of internet users to become Diggers, voting on the best stories to hit the front page and sent traffic spikes to interesting and useful blogs.
I had written a Review for Thuhm a while back, and have to say I still love the app. It’s a brand new social news website for sharing all kinds of news, and it combines the best features of Reddit and Digg together. Although still just breaking off the ground, Thuhm has a lot to offer it’s readers. Recently there had been a post mentioning new updates on the site, including a new...
I remember a time when Digg used to roam wild in the Social News kingdom. It was the force to be reckoned with when it came to internet marketing – everybody needed to hit the front page to gain some traffic to their site. I’m sure tons of blogs have built their popularity off of Digg’s massive traffic influx, but there are many signs pointing towards this site closing the lid.
Digg has become the popular site for internet marketers and bloggers to aspire to. Digg used to be a popular tech website, where tech enthusiasts and internet lovers could gather to share links. Whichever links got the most “diggs” would hit the front page, generally to recieve a surge of traffic.
As a web designer myself, I have found that other web designers I talk to always have favorite websites they go to for inspiration. Not saying they want to copy a specific website, but there are just some site’s that “stick” and really inspire you to create web designs.
Digg is undoubtedly the most popular social news website on the internet. Hell, it sort of invented the social news genre itself! Digg has been a huge inspiration to me as a designer and developer, and I have learned so much through Digg’s progression over the years.
When Pownce first launched in the summer of 2007, I thought it would revolutionize how I communicated and shared stuff with my friends! By the way Kevin Rose had hyped it, you could share any type of file (music, video, .zip archive), share notes, share photos, really anything you wanted to with your friends! This was an application that was desperately needed on the web, and to this day I still...