Once upon a time, Digg was one of the most active social networking sites when it comes to sharing news articles. The service was used by millions of people and it got millions of page views every single day. But lately, as more and more social networking sites have rooted up with more and improved features of that found on Digg, the social network lost its charm. And there are very less active users on Digg when compared to other similar services.
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter have stolen the limelight from Digg. You can easily share news articles on Facebook. More than 99 percent of the blogs or news websites online today has social sharing options on them, among which, Facebook is a must have. And almost all of these news sources have their own Facebook page, where they have many, many fans who connect and communicate with each other by means of commenting on the posts made by the news sources.
Twitter, on the other hand, is a micro blogging service where, the usual style of sharing news is, the title of the article followed by the link. This way, Digg lost its user base. Back in July, Digg launched again with new features and this time, with an iPhone app, making users get on the network more easily. The site has been doing well till now. And now, the company has come out with an iPad app as well.
One of the new features in the new app is the ‘Reading Sync.’ Since the service is available on more than one device, there needs to be a way in which you can have a track of your reading on these different devices. So just like many other reading apps, the new Digg app lets you continue your reading across many devices. This one feature could make Digg a bit more interesting to new users. So if you have an iPhone or an iPad, download Digg now from the iTunes Store.
Source: iTunes Store