Digg Says It’s Serious About Building Reader Service, Based On Feedbacks, Outlines Four Key Points

Posted on Mar 25 2013 - 8:39pm by Editorial Staff


Following Google announcement that it will soon to be closing its Google Reader service, Digg says it is serious about building a replacement for Google Reader with revealing information that suggest what’s on the mind of social bookmarking company. Based on user feedback, Digg has released an outline, the company concludes towards the four key points, which includes:

  • Keep it simple, stupid
  • Make it fast (like, really fast)
  • Synchronize across devices
  • Make it easy to import from existing Google Reader accounts

Digg says, “We want to experiment with and add value to the sources of information that are increasingly important but difficult to surface and organize most reader applications – like Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Reddit, LinkedIn or Hacker News.” We’re a small team, and while we tend to work best under tight time constraints, building a Google Reader replacement in a few months is a massive undertaking that will consume our days and nights.

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