Digg Spies Three Little Updates

    February 2, 2006
    WebProNews Staff

The user-generated content republic has implemented three small changes to Digg’s functionality for its devoted user base.

Digg founder Kevin Rose noted the changes to Digg in his latest blog entry.

Diggers probably discovered the most obvious change themselves. A sixth option has been added to the “problem?” menu for each story: Inaccurate. If enough people dub the story inaccurate, it will be removed from the Digg queue and replaced with a banner noting how it has been reported as such.

“This is similar to the way Wikipedia marks entries that are potentially inaccurate,” Rose blogged.

Many users like to view Digg Spy and watch the topics go sailing by. Rose cited how Spy begins scrolling right away, and how a slightly slower refresh rate is now in use. Diggers can still use the checkboxes on the top right of the Spy page to select the display of newly submitted/promoted stories, newest Diggs, buried stories, and stories receiving new comments.

The last feature would be favored by people like WashingtonPost.com executive editor Jim Brady, who ordered blog comments be shut down on the Post.Blog after some hurtful words were posted. In a Digg user’s personal profile, a profanity filter in comments can be enabled.

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David Utter is a staff writer for WebProNews covering technology and business.