The new Digg which was supposed to launch tomorrow is live already and it sure looks much better than the earlier version. And now, it heavily emphaises on images and is completely ad free (so far).
Give it a close look and it might look a little like Pinterest or a well designed wordpress blog. Digg might have gone wrong at one place – login via Facebook only. Hate to say this, but login via Facebook seems to be very painful and annoying to most of the users. And lets not even talk about the ones who don’t have a Facebook account (read deleted). The focus still remains on tech, science and that-weird-surprising-news that you come across. The mobile apps are live too.
The site has three sections: Top Stories, Popular and Upcoming, all of which are on the main page. Stories show a big image, a headline, one-line summary and selected tweets about the article. Readers have the option to “digg,” or vote for, an article they like, save it to read later on the companion iPhone app or share it on Twitter or Facebook.
Folks who aren’t aware of what Digg is?
“Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now. The Internet is full of great stories, and Digg helps you find, read, and share the very best ones. It’s simple and it’s everywhere: visit Digg on the web, find it on your iPhone, or get the best of Digg delivered to your inbox with The Daily Digg.”