Things Digg Should Do But Don't
If there is one thing digg doesn't do to often is bring in new features, And on the rare occasions they do bring in new features they are greeted with jeers of "this is shit, STOP IT!" by the digg faithful.
Having used digg for a while now i have seen a few areas where it could be improved and noticed a few features it could do with. So i thought i would compile a list.
- Remove shouts - Digg may as well have introduced a fully functioning spamorama feature because that is all shouts are used for. If other diggers are anything like me they turned it off 5 minutes after it launched as a result of the 243 articles about student loans and forex (whatever that is) they had "shouted" at them. People don't like being shouted at.
- Private messages - For a "social site" digg certainly seems reluctant to have private messages. I know digg like to be new and innovative, but sometimes a system is popular because it works, Private messaging is one of those systems.
- Picture section - Seriously, How long does this take?
- Popups? - If you have to litter every inch of spare space with adverts that more often than not lock my browser up at least have the decency to not inflict popup adverts on us. What is this? 1995?
- Email alerts - I'd like to see a system similar to Google alerts where you get emailed or sent a message on digg when an article is submitted that contains a keyword that you specified.
- Don't force me to be someones friend - What is this? North Korea? If someone wants to add me as a friend i should have the ability to tell them to fuck the fuck off, or at least click a "decline friendship" button.
- tags - When i digg a story allow me to add tags. This would make it easier for me to find it later now you have removed the profile search, Why did you do that again?.
- Show digg count for comments in profile - Digg added a feature that displays your latest comments in your profile. Good start. Now display the digg count for that comment next to it.
- Speed it up - I have a fairly fast connection (10mbps) but lately digg is making me more likely to reminisce about my dial-up days than it is to get me interested in an article. What's going on? Why is digg so slow?