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This article was published on April 7, 2008


    Digg.com down: new features?

    Digg.com down: new features?
    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
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    Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

    CEO and co-founder, TNW

    Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and Boris is a serial entrepreneur who founded not only TNW, but also V3 Redirect Services (sold), HubHop Wireless Internet Provider (sold), and pr.co. Boris is very active on Twitter as @Boris and Instagram: @Boris.

    Digg down…

    Digg.com, down for maintenance, or new features?

    Last week at the Next Web Conference in Amsterdam Kevin Rose said: “We have to fix the Upcoming section because it’s broken. Nobody can follow the 50,000 new stories users submit per day”.

    The future might not have been very far ahead of us. Digg.com just went down with the following message: “Digg will be down for a brief period, while we make some changes.”.

    A few other quotes about the new features Kevin talked about:

    Kevin: “When you digg a story that already has 3,000 diggs, you have no idea who those other 2999 people are. What else are they digging?”

    As soon as Digg gets online again we will report it here and let you know if there are new features you can test.

    UPDATE: Digg seems to come to live again. You can see the homepage between reloads.

    Update II: yes, the account page seems to have been revamped. Not sure if this also includes the options described by Kevin Rose but will test some more. Here is a screenshot of the new page (click for fullscreen) and here is a link to a screenshot of the old one:

    New account interface

    UPDATE III: Hmm, the old unknown fatal exception bug you sometimes get while Digging something is still here!

    Digg: An unknown fatal exception has occurred

    UPDATE IV: Aha, and the comment “There was a problem completing your request. Please reload the page and try again” bug is still alive too!

    There was a problem completing your request. Please reload the page and try again.