Also worth noting: Digg Reader now crawls over 3.3 million feeds according to the company, which is evidently up from zero as it’s just getting started.
As we revealed earlier this month, the RSS reader capabilities were built into Digg’s existing app instead of an altogether separate standalone ‘Reader’ app. That gives Digg a head start on assembling a sizable user base and will help promote the rest of its service to Google Reader émigrés and RSS junkies (myself included).
The service enables an instant import of Google Reader feeds on mobile devices — although some early users have experienced issues with that — and the usual assortment of options that allow feeds to be perused with/without images, articles opened into new links, etc.
It will be interesting to see if Digg can carve out enough of an audience with its RSS reading service when Google Reader bites the dust, and if all its efforts were worth it to begin with.
➤ Digg for iOS: App Store
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