Thursday, April 02, 2009

DiggBar Now Available

DiggImage via Wikipedia

Kevin Rose announced earlier today that Digg have begun rolling out a new product which they are calling the DiggBar. I must admit I expected it to just be another browser add-on but it's so much better!

I expect the toolbar to become popular as it requires no installation and provides an easy method of submitting stories to Digg. Included in the toolbar are number of views, comments on the story, related stories and the ability to quickly compress URL's to share across the Internet. I have been most impressed with the Random button as I'm sure that I will utilise that on a regular basis when I have moments that require a minimum of productivity!

Here are the full details from Kevin Rose:
  • Digg directly on the destination site: No more awkward toggling between the story page and Digg.
  • Easily share stories: You can now create a shortened Digg URL to share on Twitter, Facebook or via email. You can also type before the URL of any page you’re on to create a short URL.
  • Access additional analytics: See how many times a story has been viewed.
  • View comments while on the story page: Clicking the ‘Comments’ button expands the DiggBar to show the top comment, latest comment, and most controversial without leaving the page.
  • Discover related stories: Clicking the ‘Related’ button expands the DiggBar to highlight similar stories.
  • See more stories from the same source: Clicking the ‘Source’ button expands the DiggBar to show you more Digg stories from that source site.
  • Discover random stories: Click the ‘Random’ button and you’ll be brought to an entirely new, unexpected story.

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