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Digg overhauled again in response to user demands

Digg V4 didn't receive the warmest of welcomes from faithful users when it launched last year. Now, the company is beginning the move to Digg V5 -- another retooling of the site's interface, which it says is based upon users' most requested changes. The new look dumps the category sidebar and search box, and the overall appearance is less cluttered than Digg V4. Digg has also finished importing...

Digg now has a staff-picked Breaking News section

Digg has announced that it's adding a Breaking News module to its service. The module can be seen on the right side of the Top News, My News and Upcoming pages on Digg. Right now it shows five stories at a time, with one of them being highlighted as a Hot Story. The new section will also allow Digg to aggregate stories on a particular topic. Unlike the rest of Digg, where users control the...

Digg caught gaming its own system, claims it was just a test

Digg may have had some trouble getting users to like its latest redesign, but a report claims they may have been up to sneakier things in the mean time. One Digg user has taken the time to do some data mining using Digg's API, and he found a whole bunch of dummy accounts that helped get stories onto the fabled Digg front page with almost no activity from real users. The 159 dummy accounts all...

New Digg has tons of issues, Kevin Rose responds

Everyone knows that users hate change, so it's no surprise that the new version of Digg has got people up in arms. Despite new user registration for the site going way up since the launch of v.4, people have identified about a dozen separate issues with the new layout, from actual bugs to petty nitpicks. Digg's Kevin Rose addressed them in a new blog post, explaining the reasoning behind some...