The New Digg – Feb 2011

Well, I just logged into my Digg account for the first time in a while and I was surprised to see a little button stating that I could switch to a new preview mode of Digg.

As we are all aware, Digg has been having problems ever since they changed their design in August 2010 to Digg v4. Users dropped off rapidly in large numbers and they were very angry that a lot of their favourite features had been altered and removed. The general consensus was that users preferred the old version to the new version.

So therefore, it makes sense that Digg have come up with a new design. To be honest and personally speaking, I do like this a lot better than their last one. Anyway, I’ll let you be the judge. Check out the screen grabs below.

The New Digg

The Old Digg

It appears that the new digg might not be available to everyone at this stage. You can check to see if you have access to the new design by going to Settings > Viewing Digg and then under Enabled Design, switch to Preview Design.

Enable the new Digg