A New “Rethought” Digg Will Launch August 1st

Last week, betaworks bought the remaining assets of Digg after the once-prominent social site sold. The Washington Post acquired the Digg team, LinkedIn purchased 15 patents and betaworks was left with the Digg.com website.  

Well, betaworks isn’t planning on sitting around moping, today they released a blog post on rethinkdigg.com that states they are launching a brand new version of Digg.

Betaworks runs the News.me service, and there was talk that Digg would be simply a Digg skinned News.me site.  This won’t be the case.  The blog post states:

News.me will continue to be available, and you can expect similar personalization from Digg in the next few months, but we will ultimately roll them into one product, under the Digg brand. That said, we won’t take anything away from the News.me experience until we can replace it with something better at Digg.

Signs look good for the new Digg as the blog post looked quite fondly at the accomplishments Digg achieved and was quite user-centric, one of the reasons that Digg failed in the first place.  Want to help?  They’ve created a survey for users to voice their opinion:

The team of 10 expects to relaunch the site from scratch in just 6 weeks.  Look for a new Digg to be relaunched on August 1st.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Digg | Social Media Marketing


About The Author: is the Director of Marketing for Cypress North, a company that specializes in social media and search marketing services and web-based application development. He has been in the Internet marketing industry for 6+ years and specializes in Social Media Marketing. You can also find Greg on Twitter (@gregfinn) or LinkedIn.

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