by David Ferguson
The digg app, a spin-off of the popular digg.com, is an easy way to browse the most popular stories on the internet. With its sheek black and white design, the digg app allows users to quickly scroll through the most shared articles and videos on the web at a given time. Each post includes the article/video title, the article/video’s source, and the number of likes.
Because digg is a culmination of the most populars stories of the day, there are a wide variety of topics covered on the site; the different categories, include politics, music, funny, design, business, art, and many more. The wide variety of topics covered and sources of information on the site means there is something for everyone; there is everything from Saturday Night Live skits to articles on Chinese food to scientific articles on the Darwin fish. One downfall of the app, is that brief descriptions of each article or video are not provided, while these summaries are included on the website.
The simplicity of the digg app may be the app’s greatest upside. Swipe the article/video to the left and you are given three options: like the piece, bookmark the piece for later, or message/e-mail the piece to a friend. Swipe the page to the right and there are four categories: top stories, video, diggs, and saved. The top stories tab allows the user to view the top articles and videos on the internet at that time. The video section allows the user to see the top videos on the web at that time. The diggs tab allows the user to view the articles he or she has liked and the saved tab allows users to see the articles/videos that they have bookmarked, which is especially useful because digg continually updates throughout the day and articles can move through the site quickly.
The digg website and the digg app are perfect for anyone interested in up to date and fascinating cultural, scientific, and entertainment news.