A week ago jumped into the fray to buy Digg by Betaworks, which are behind and News.me. Bitly Specifically, is the last team that will take care of “rethinking” of Digg, and yesterday have begun to communicate their plans, starting with the relaunch, which will be August-1 in this year.
That day, will come with the new Digg version 1.0. As they say in the first post Rethinking Digg posted on the site (which seems to be the place where forward progress), Digg infrastructure was expensive and did not allow them room to innovate and build quickly. Therefore have chosen to rebuild from scratch the service with new code in their own words, is fast and modern.
Without going into details of what we will be in August, have clarified some points and that this new version will not be a disguised News.me Digg, but it seems that the goal itself is that both services end up merging, but always within the Digg mark. Come on, News.me is overdue and will be eventually absorbed.
Another issue that touch is the monetization, if only to say right now is not their priority. For now, his goal is to keep costs down and take time to find a business model that “do not interrupt or detract from the user experience.” And they say that the user is your first, second and third priority.
Come on, that we now have a declaration of intent, though, reflects their interest and desire that are putting to Digg regained its prestige and the place was on the web at its best. A task will not be at all easy and many will be watching closely.