One year back Digg added the Diggbar which received lots of critics and reviews from all around the web. Many new web services like Subdigger were released based on Diggbar. This is a good news for all those who hate Diggbar and bad news for all who love Diggbar.
In an official announcement Kevin Rose has added that they are going to remove the Diggbar soon. This announcement comes as a surprise after Jay Adelson left the CEO post and Kevin become the CEO of the company.
According to Techcrunch last year when Digg rolled out Diggbar, Kevin Rose was not happy about it and he tweeted that he was on vacation when Diggbar rolled out. From the official announcement, Kevin added
Framing content with an iFrame is bad for the Internet. It causes confusion when bookmarking, breaks w/iFrame busters, and has no ability to communicate with the lower frame (if you browse away from a story, the old digg count still persists). It’s an inconsistent/wonky user experience, and I’m happy to say we are killing it when we launch the new Digg.
Digg was always targeted by spammers for quick backlinks and visibility in search engine. That’s why many websites submit articles which are not even social media optimized. Most of the time if any domain is find spamming Digg, Such domains are blacklisted and no more submissions are allowed from such domains. If you fall in one of such cases, this is a good news for you, as Digg is going to unban any blocked domains, when they will roll out new revamped Digg.
Kevin also added that they will be working on new extensions for Digg and will be rolling out some new feature in their existing browser extensions.
I don’t know if you are an active digg user, but I’m an active Digg user and for me this news is good and bad. As of now I’m use to Digg bar and removing it might take me some time to get used to new system.
Do let me know your views about this new changes and check out related stories for more digg related articles.