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What is Digg? Digg is Your Source for What the Internet Is Talking About Right Now

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What is Digg?

Digg is Your Source for What the Internet Is Talking About Right Now

What do you do when you want to know what everyone on the web is talking about? Sure you can look through Google and maybe even the Trending Topics on Twitter, but there’s actually an easier solution for that. It’s called Digg, and it delivers the most interesting and talked about stories happening on the Internet right now.

We all know that the web is filled with lots of great stories, but Digg is here to help you find, read, and share the best ones.

Digg Home Page

Digg Home Page

Use Digg to stay on top of trending topics

Features

  • Signing in

You can sign in to Digg using your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account. In your profile, you can choose to share stories to your social networks or not. You can also connect Digg to “Read Later” services such as Instapaper, Pocket, and Readability for immediate saving of articles you find interesting. If you connect Digg to your Facebook account, any story you “digg” or approve of will appear on your Timeline. However, you can modify this by changing the Settings in Digg.

Digg Social Media Settings

Digg Social Media Settings

Use digg to “push” content to your social media pages

  • Digging a Story

Basically “digging” means a positive vote. If you dig a story, you give it a thumbs up. Constantly doing this on different stories allows the Digg algorithm to determine which stories to display on the homepage. In other words, by voting for what you like, you’re basically helping the site determine the stories that people want to read about.

Digg Helps To Share Content

Digg Helps To Share Content

Share and promote content with Digg

  • Saving a Story

If you found an article and want to refer to it sometime in the future, you can save it. You can then access your saved stories from a link on the top that says “Saved.”

  • Sharing a Story

If you want to share a story you read on Digg to your other social networks, you can do so by choosing any of the icons listed below the article.

  • Viewing Stories by Tags

Right below every article title are the tags that they are classified with. If you want to view more articles within that topic, all you have to do is click on the link and it will direct you to a page that contains all the articles filed with a particular tag.

Using Digg Tags

Using Digg Tags

Use Digg tags to find what you are looking for

  • Viewing Number of Diggs

The number you see right below the article title is the number of diggs the article got. Hovering over the number gives you the exact number of times the article has been liked on Digg, Facebook, and Twitter.

  • Viewing Videos

Digg has another section solely devoted to Videos. In that page, you can browse all the top videos that have been dug by users.

Digg Videos

Digg Videos

Digg helps you find video content

  • Submitting a link

If you are a business, this feature can come in handy when you want to promote your content. Now, why would you want to do this? Well, you want to put your content in front of as many people as possible, and Digg definitely is one of the biggest platforms for you to do that. So your content should also be worthy of sharing so that people will really “digg” it.

  • Digg mobile app

If you are not using mobile for web access you are missing out. Digg would not be complete without a mobile capability and so they have gone to great lengths to produce and make available a killer Digg mobile app. This allows you to enjoy the features of Digg anytime and anywhere with your smart phone or tablet.

Digg Mobile App

Digg Mobile App

Enjoy the Digg mobile app wherever you go

History

Digg started out as an experiment in November 2004 by Kevin Rose, Owen Byrne, Ron Gorodetzky, and Jay Adelson. Its original form allowed users to submit content then digg or bury that content. However, the current incarnation of the site isn’t like that anymore.

This time, Digg makes use of algorithms as well as human input to determine which stories should make the headlines. In fact, the site was completely redesigned from the ground up to be what it is today.

So, if you are interested in knowing the latest hot topics around the web in an instant, log in to Digg with your Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ account to catch up with what people are talking about.

If you have questions about Digg or would like to share any of your tips and tricks with the rest of us feel free to post your comment below.

Visit Digg on the web at http://digg.com/

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