Digg recently launched the most awaited DiggBar, a new toolbar that will appear on any page that Digg links to. It is essentially an iframed toolbar that allows you to interact with content on Digg without actually having to visiting the site. After the regular digging process, the page submitted will open up in a shortened URL like http://digg.com/d1o9Fh
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The new DiggBar diplays the below information and opens up everything on the same page.
Check the video on Kevin Rose’s Explanation on the DiggBar
There are many question related to DiggBar whether it is useful or whether it has destroyed the link bait. Listed below are the Pros and cons of the DiggBar
a. All those home page stories that send large amount of traffic around the web are now redirecting right back to Digg.
b. You can jump from one from one promoted Digg story to another. c. Its going to be powerful tool to share stories through twitter and facebook.
d. Shorten URLs are the hot fields now.
a. You can only three top comments and cannot submit your own comment through the toolbar
b. There are no timestamps on the diggbar to let know whether it is old or new
c. Recommendation engine is not present
d. Its does not allow the website owners to promote their websites on Digg. Its not going to link to the website URL directly instead link only to the shortened URL
e. Comparison between Stumbleupon And DiggBar
f. May be hard for the new users of Digg to understand it.
Comparison with StumbleUpon Toolbar
|The Stumble button lists only the related websites||The random button list the websites randomly and these websites that are not from the same category|
|Send traffic to the website visited through the toolbar||Send traffic to the website only if the DiggBar is hidden always.|
|Easy to find for related websites||The DiggBar don’t provide such a facility|
Finally DiggBar is an incremental upgrade to Digg but surely not an alternative to larger social experience and even if it looks like StumbleUpon toolbar its certainly not the replacement for it.
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