New design hopes to jump-start the social news site.
Since Betaworks picked up social news site Digg a while ago, there’s been little activity on what’s going to happen to the site or what’s changing. But in a blog post today, the team is charging ahead to relaunch v1 of the website on August 1st and more importantly, return the site to its startup roots.
“…we’re taking the first step towards (re)making Digg the best place to find, read and share the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet..” the post begins with, but with the likes of Reddit already being the ‘go-to’ place for social news, it’s going to be an interesting journey for the new Digg.
The team certainly promises a lot, saying “The old Digg infrastructure was expensive and it afforded us little latitude to innovate and build at a fast clip. So four weeks ago, we set an a aggressive goal to move to a new infrastructure by August 1. We are starting with a fresh code base — it’s modern, it’s fast and it’s shiny and new.”
(via Rethink Digg)