The Digg website recently welcomed its latest Newswire feature which apparently gives users the knack of ‘shaping the breaking stories.’ A noteworthy attribute of this new link is that all its news appears in real-time as opposed to the regular ten-minute updates. The Digg Newswire, which is still in its beta stage, immediately puts users’ articles at the top of its Recent section.
These stories then take the usual route of Trending themselves in accordance with the number of Diggs they receive. Well and what if users want to find certain stories of their choice? Digg Newswire even has an answer for this. The Trending option filters stories in keeping with their popularity. And clicking on the Recent tab would show articles according to the time they are submitted at.
“While testing tweaks and coding changes, I kept reading Top News, browsing My News and Digging all the good stuff. The more I enjoyed the best content on Digg, the more I wanted to be a part of sifting through new stories and finding the diamonds. Rather than reading today’s top picks, I wanted to be an editor picking them,” revealed Will Larson, Software developer at Digg, in a post on Digg’s blog. “Now I can. And so can you. Welcome to the Digg Newswire.”
Apart from that users can also select from the variety of topics offered by the website to facilitate reading news of their choice. Moreover, preferences like Minimum Diggs and Maximum Diggs, where the number can be specified, are also present in this feature. Like to watch only images and videos or read plain text? Surprise surprise! Users can even cull from these options on the Newswire.
For users who like to peep into others Diggs and buries, there’s the Newswire Activity Feed which too is a real-time trait. However, activity happening outside of Newswire would now be displayed on the feed.
The Digg Newswire is still in its beta stage but users can check this new feature out on the Digg website.