Sunday, September 26, 2010

Digg has dugg its own grave

I've been a regular user of digg.com since 2007. Through these years digg has changed from a user oriented site to a corporate billboard. First it was the power users then came the annoying shouts now it nails its own coffin with the new version: Digg v4. The disastrous redesign was so bad that it started flooding the "Top News" section with articles from Reddit.com, digg's own rival.



It resulted in a user revolt. For weeks i can only see posts from users saying how they hate the new digg and they are moving to reddit. And they were right the front page was awful with stories from big websites spamming into digg front page. And now after some time results are becoming obvious. Digg's traffic is down and reddit's traffic is going up.

Here's the traffic rating of Digg and Reddit for the last 3 months. I pray the owner of Digg start seeing some sense before it's too late.

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