A few days back I wrote an article on how I thought Digg was actually doing better in 2011. After getting a great response from both Diggers and the Digg staff I decided to write another article on this. It turns out that there are lots of people out there who have moved to Reddit only because they don’t get to see what they want on Digg i.e more stories. From what I have observed I’ve seen that the front page gets jammed for at least 8-10 hours a day which leaves no reason for these guys to visit Digg often. This happened yesterday (Tuesday, at peak hours)
And just right now I have this on “My News” page
As you can see there are only 5 stories in 3 hours on both images.. Let’s not talk about good or bad stories right now, the thing is there aren’t any stories at all. Before Digg does anything else for us I guess they need to fix the front page. And after being stuck for so long this is what is made popular
Again, I’m not saying they don’t deserve to be on the front page but there are lots of other worthy stories that had been waiting in the queue for so long. This could be another reason why people don’t enjoy Digg as much as they use to?
Also, I have personally talked to several known(power) diggers and most of them told me that they still prefer Digg over Reddit but for some very obvious reasons they think it’s just not worth coming back on Digg again and again. Here are a few comments I got on my earlier submission.
After getting in touch with the Digg staff (thanks Will for answering all the questions) and the Diggers I have got answers to some of the many questions we had for Digg. Check it out
Just when people noticed some good changes on Digg it’s front page is getting stuck more often and sometimes for so long even I hardly come back to check out stories. I really hope before Digg makes any other changes they fix this first.
It has always been the users that ran Digg and I strongly believe that for now only if they fix the front page issue they will see a huge increase in terms of both users and traffic.
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