For Better or Worse, Digg has Changed

written by BlogEx on September 20, 2007 in Blog Marketing and Social Media with 4 comments

This morning I checked my email and found one from the Digg staff about their recent changes to the site. Basically they’ve completely overhauled the member profile pages, in an attempt to become more social and make it easier for their members to connect and network. Now I’m sure this is going to have some big implications in the way stories hit the front page and become popular but I’ve not had a whole lot of time to analyze the changes yet, so for now I’ll just leave you with a few excerpts from the email they sent out.

Some highlights to note:

* Digg will notify you via email when certain activities happen,
such as when someone adds you as a friend or a story you submit
becomes popular. You can control what emails you want to receive in
the Email Settings section of your Digg User Profile.

* You can easily find your friends’ Profiles on Digg by searching
for them by their email address. If you don’t want to enable others
to search for your Digg Profile by your email address, or if you
want to manage what personal information to display in your Digg
Profile, you can reflect this in your Privacy Settings.

The best way to learn more about these changes is to try out
Digg Profiles for yourself. Visit Digg.com, login, and click the
Profile button at the top of any page on the site.

If you’re not yet a member of Digg, you really should be. I’m going to spend some time today checking out the changes as well as contacting a few of the top Diggers to get their take on the whole thing. For now though, if you are a Digg member or end up signing up, I’d love it if you added me as a friend. You just have to navigate to my Digg profile and click the add friend button. Enjoy!