Digg Launches Newsroom, which is kind of like Digg, but it’s called Newsroom, and has images, and an extra layer of curation… or something like that.
The one, two three of it from the Digg Blog runs like this:
- Sourcing: We locate great content for each topic and display in a real-time feed called “Newswire.”
- Signals: Stories are ranked automatically by an algorithm that looks at recency and popularity including Likes on Facebook, Tweets and LinkedIn sharing, to name a few.
- Curation: The news is then filtered by the Diggs and Comments of passionate users who have gained reputation as top influencers in each Newsroom topic.
I’ll always appreciate what Digg brought to the Web but there’s not much there these days would make me start using it again. Unfortunately for Digg, I’m very much not alone in that thought.