They seem to be talking a good talk right now, but we'll see. This is interesting and mature:
- At launch, v1 will not include a commenting system. When Digg was founded in 2004, it was one of the only places on the web to have a conversation with like-minded people. Today, conversations happen everywhere, and the problem that Digg started to solve in 2004 now has no shortage of solutions. We knew that if we were going to support commenting at launch, we had to do it right, and we knew that we couldn’t do it right in six weeks. In the coming weeks we will conduct a few experiments in commenting that will inform more permanent features.
Interesting take on votes as well. Pictures are weird, but I look at how my picture rich Zite news app has overthrown (in spite of myself) Reeder, my text only RSS reader, and I think they could be on to something.
- Facebook shares and tweets are important signals and will be closely monitored, but we care first and foremost about what Digg users have to say — measured, as always, in diggs.
Yeah, because Facebook could easily dominate the Digg-only part of their hybrid network.
- Digg still have buttons on sites so they have a good foundation for a complete overhaul if they get it right