Digg is easy to use and has a strong community. Those new to social news sites can hop right on and start browsing through popular articles from a wide range of topics.
- The most popular social news site.
- Easy to use.
- Wide variety of topics.
- Top users can quickly sink an article they don’t agree with.
- Digg articles you agree with and sink articles you disagree with.
- Submit new articles and blog entries.
- Comment on existing articles.
Digg is so named because users ‘digg’ articles they agree with and ‘bury’ articles they don’t agree with. It has a simple look and feel that makes it easy to hop right on and start using the site. Articles are listed down the page with a brief description and a voting tag that prominently displays how many diggs the article has received.
Users can choose to view listings of popular articles and upcoming articles. Upcoming articles are new articles that have not received enough digs to make it to the popular listing.
The categories are broken out into technology, science, world and business, sports, entertainment, and gaming. Each of these has subcategories that further break down the article’s subject. The category system is driven by an easy-to-use pull-down menu system.
Digg makes it easy to comment on articles or share an article with your friends among the Diggnation. You can also send an article to a friend by email.
Digg has been criticized for the amount of control the top users have over what articles are displayed and what articles get sunk.