Earlier when I wrote this post 4 things Digg V4 should consider removing, first thing which I mentioned was Digg auto RSS submission. This may sounds like a good feature for publishers but it degraded the overall experience of Digg and concept of community submission.
Today digg sent Email to all it’s publisher informing them about removal of Auto RSS submission by next week. Here is an excerpt from official Email:
RSS submitted content is not performing well on Digg. For many of our users, RSS submissions take the fun out of finding and submitting great content. When users try to submit a story to Digg and find that the story has already been auto-submitted via RSS, they lose interest in helping spread the story on Digg by commenting and sharing with friends. In the next week, the feature will be disabled. We wanted to give advance notice of this change and encourage you to start submitting your best content manually to Digg.
Overall it’s a good move from Digg community by removing auto RSS submission. As this will increase the quality of content and more over you will find content from publishers who are actually active on Digg and not only using auto submission feature. Though since the launch of Digg V4, Digg lost more than it gained. Meanwhile Digg also launched new version of it’s design and you can find all the details about new Design here.
Do you think it’s a good move by Digg to remove auto RSS submission? Also do you think one should do the same for their Twitter profile?
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