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Digg Sets Record Straight on DiggBar URLs
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There has been a lot of talk about the DiggBar and its handling of URLs this week, after the company implemented some changes in its service. To clear the air, Digg has addressed the situation.

Digg CEO Jay Adelson issued the following statement on Digg the Blog:

TweetDeck for iPhone now Available for Download
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UPDATE: Mashable has just confirmed that TweetDeck for the iPhone will be releasing tonight at 9PM Pacific Time. The app will be available for free at the Apple App Store.

TweetDeck is probably the most famous Twitter desktop app, so it really comes as no surprise that they’re now making the jump to the iPhone.

That’s right… TweetDeck for the iPhone.

Digg Wants You To Create More Useful Apps

Digg has introduced some new additions to the Digg API today. The company says with these, developers can create increasingly useful and interesting applications using Digg Data.

One of these new additions is a search endpoint, which utilizes the same search functionality that Digg introduced a couple months ago on its site. Users will be able to use advanced shortcuts, common search tricks, and search by source (domain).

StumbleUpon Jumps on the URL-Shortener Bandwagon
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StumleUpon announced today that it has launched a new URL-shortening service called Su.pr. The twist, however, is that this one is designed to help content creators actually increase their traffic with it. According to StumbleUpon, this is the first such service that does this.

 

Do You Dig the Idea of Ads on Digg?
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Digg has announced plans to roll out a new advertising platform called Digg Ads. This platform will give users more control over which ads are displayed on the popular site. It’s not ready to go just yet. The pilot will be launching in several months, but it will be "an ongoing work in progress."

Digg: No Shouting!
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Usually sites these days are frequently adding new sharing features. Popular social site Digg is actually eliminating some.

Most notably, Digg has decided to remove its "shouts" feature, which allows you users to send "shouts" to their friends when they want them to Digg something. Digg’s Jen Burton explains:

Google Has Digg on the Brain
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Google has released a gadget called What’s Popular for iGoogle. You may draw some connections between it and a certain site called Digg, and some are speculating that it is even an indication of a broader plan from Google to creep into Digg territory.

Connecting Digg with Facebook
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Back when Facebook Connect launched, Digg was among the names mentioned that would be utilizing the feature. Nothing has happened with that (at least publicly) until now. Digg has now gotten connected with Facebook Connect.

StumbleUpon Enhances Web Stumbling
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A while back, StumbleUpon released web stumbling, which is the ability to use the service without having to download the toolbar that has accompanied it for years. The company has now announced some features that expand upon this. The StumbleUpon Team shares them with WebProNews:

Integrating Social Media with Email Marketing

A recent study from Ball State University, the Email Marketer’s Club and ExactTarget found that only 13% of email marketers are integrating social media into their campaigns. However, 46% of them intend to do so this year.

The study surveyed 351 email marketers and researched the habits of large brands like Carmex, TripAdvisor, and Papa John’s. Each of these has been successful in their efforts to include social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Digg in their campaigns.

Digg Tries to Put DiggBar Controversy to Bed
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Update: Digg’s proposed changes to the DiggBar are now live.

Original Article: Digg made an announcement today regarding the controversial DiggBar, which some people have embraced enthusiastically, while others have shaken their fists at.

Digg Decides It No Longer Needs Microsoft
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DiggBack in the summer of ’07, Digg and Microsoft announced a partnership that would see Microsoft selling and serving ads on Digg, not unlike Microsoft’s deal with Facebook inked the previous year. The deal was to last until the summer of 2010, but Digg has now pulled the plug according to ClickZ.

Trading Diggs for Retweets?
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For quite some time, marketers and content producers have been seeking more diggs. While some still seek these (and others are less enthusiastic about Digg due to recent changes), we’re seeing a lot of people looking for "retweeting" of their content on Twitter.

Digg Speaks About DiggBar and Your Traffic
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Last week, Digg released the DiggBar, a toolbar that sits at the top of your browser as you view content from Digg. It frames the content not only with the bar itself, but with a custom Digg URL. The following clip demonstrates what it does if you have not encountered it yet.

Does the DiggBar Steal or Inflate Your Traffic?
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Last week, Digg unleashed the much-anticipated DiggBar. It’s basically a StumbleUpon-like toolbar that sits at the top of your browser as you view content from Digg (and it comes equipped with a URL shortener).

Digg Gets Ready For Search Improvement
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Digg announced the unveiling of its new DiggBar yesterday to much enthusiasm. The toolbar makes Digg a direct competitor with StumbleUpon and TinyURL. You can check that out here:

The DiggBar Cometh
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Remember in late February when a new Digg Toolbar was uncovered via an image on Flickr? It was said to be coming out to take on StumbleUpon and TinyURL (and similar services) at the same time.

Well now we get a closer look at that as Digg prepares to roll out the DiggBar. Kevin Rose posted about it at Digg the Blog today and included the following video, which shows just what it does.

Can Digg Restore the Enthusiasm That Made the Site Popular?
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Update:  Digg CEO Jay Adelson says Digg is working on a new search tool. Dan Frommer references a Facebook Status update from Adelson: "Playing with the yet-to-be-released new Digg search…holy crap…Sammy kicked ass on this one. Filled with awesomeness."

Digg to Take On StumbleUpon and TinyURL?
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Twitterer Veronica Belmont had discovered a Flickr page with an alleged upcoming toolbar from Digg that would potentially rival StumbleUpon.

Facebook, YouTube, Digg & SynthaSite Leaders to Make World Better
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The World Economic Forum announced selections for its Young Global Leaders. This group consists of business, government, academia, media, non-profit organizations and arts leaders from different regions around the world. Among the selections were a number of Silicon Valley leaders including Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Chad Hurley of YouTube, and Kevin Rose of Digg (not to mention non-techies like Tiger Woods and Jessica Biel).

Is Digg Alienating Its Top Users Like eBay?
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Anton Kast of DiggDigg seems to be divided into two types of users – the "power users" and the users who feel cheated because the "power users" dominate everything. Last week, Digg announced updates to its algorithm.