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This article was published on October 8, 2015

Digg Dialog is a better comments section for talking with journalists

Digg Dialog is a better comments section for talking with journalists
Owen Williams
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Owen Williams

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Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their word Owen was a reporter for TNW based in Amsterdam, now a full-time freelance writer and consultant helping technology companies make their words friendlier. In his spare time he codes, writes newsletters and cycles around the city.

Digg pivoted from being a Reddit-like service to focusing on curating great content in 2010 and continues to dig up some of the most interesting things from the corners of the internet.

It’s also working on products to enhance that experience, like Digg Reader. Today’s news is that it has a new service, Digg Dialog, for engaging with the creators of your favorite content.

Digg will select ‘exceptional articles’ and invite the journalist (or an expert) to talk with the community. If they accept, a discussion is scheduled and posted on the site’s homepage.

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Dialog might remind you of a Reddit AMA, but it’s focused on the creators of articles rather than celebrities at launch — it says that it isn’t intended as catering to people who are promoting something.

It’s designed to feel like a live chat and responses appear in real-time and can be sorted into different views, including Live, ‘Most Dugg’ and Answered, for ease of reading.

Digg Dialog works across web, mobile web and in Digg’s new iOS app. It’s kicking off this Friday with a discussion held by Paul Ford, who recently published this piece on Wikipedia.

Introducing Digg Dialog [Digg]