Digg Logo – Digg is a site primarily about news of science and technology. It combines social bookmarking, blogging and syndication with a non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control, which allows it to publish articles on a wide variety of genres. Users submit news stories and suggested sites and make them available to the community, who will judge and value system whose characteristic is measured as rated by users.
Readers can read the items recommended by others in the “digg all”. When a story receives enough votes (thirty or at a given time interval) is published on the cover. If not, or if many users notificaren failure, history would remain in the “digg all” which could eventually be deleted. The articles are brief summaries of pages with link to the story and presented to the community for the comment. All service is free, but registration is required to post, promote and discuss news.
Digg also allows the publication of stories on the blog of users, the same diggean a story. Until July 2006, and Digg have registered over four hundred thousand users. Originally, the stories can be published in sixteen different categories including: Deals, Games, Links, Mods, Music, Robots, Security, Technology, Apple, Design, Hardware, Linux / Unix, Movies, Programming, Science and Software. A separate category and entitled News Digg (Digg News) is reserved for administrators to send special announcements related to the site.
With the launch of Digg 3.0 on June 26, 2006 categories have been divided into 6 containers: Technology, Science, World, Business, Videos, Entertainment, Games, with its subcategories. For example, the container of “Technology” includes the following categories: Apple, Design, Gadgets, Hardware, Technology Industry News, Linux / Unix, Mods, Programming, Security, Software and technical details.