Digg.com is a networking website that curates aggregated news from all over the internet to its front page for viewers. The focus of Digg when it aggregates curated news content pages is usually based on areas that are trending in science, political, and any other viral Internet issue.
Launched in 2012 with social media sharing capabilities as a social news website where people can read, dig up web content (voting upwards) and burying content (voting downwards) which brought up ideas like creating social networking platform similar to Digg solely for the purpose of voting on submitted stories.
Digg.com incorporates links to contents from any news websites from known one to obsolete one and uses that feature to even out its own list of popular stories considered to have gone viral or currently is.
HOW DOES DIGG.COM WORK
With every Digg.com post comes a Digg button that can be used to dig up a post or bury it.
When users submit a story, other members of the community can vote on this story, which determines how much it will be channeled to other news platforms.
All stories with higher dig upvote go to the ‘top news’ section of Digg’s home page.
The top news section features any content at will. Could be a world changing information or a fun content for users.
Each user can customize their preferred page of aggregated news and these sets of stories come under the My News section of the user’s account.
When a story is posted, it goes into the queue and after voting by users it is either buried or dug up to the top next section of the website.
THE DIGG.COM COMMUNITY
These are the set of people that makes Digg.com as prestigious as it is today without which Digg falls back to being called and seen as one of all those other random sites on the web today.
These set of people fall under the following tabs:
Submitters: these set Digg members take their time to post any news content them find interesting while surfing the web. The post stories gotten from random sites, blogs and professional websites.
Casual reviewers: Spend most of their time within the space of queued submitted stories and keep digging up (upvoting) any story they find interesting. The amount of Digg a story gets determines when it is displayed on the homepage.
Dedicated reviewers: These set of people are the determinant of the final state of a submitted story. They spend reasonable time digging and reporting submitting stories found in the queue to actively promote the good stories.
Digg readers: the people with which digg keeps piling up ad revenues on a consistent note and give submitters/diggers their required sense of belonging as such they keep submitting/digging stories knowing that at the end of the day there are people who appreciate their efforts, sit back to read these stories.
Digg.com is a user-driven news platform that draws the attention of thousands of people to make all content-related decisions by finding, submitting, reviewing, and reading stories brought together from all corners of the Web through their simple and intuitive process.