Digg founder Kevin Rose said in an interview with Telegraph that the social-news-service site will undergo a “drastic” overhaul sometime during the next few months, including new locations for the navigation bar and Digg button and greater emphasis on pictures.
Rose also told Telegraph the redesign would focus more on real-time data and content recommendations.
Rose told the U.K. newspaper:
We’re making some drastic changes, but they’re much-needed drastic changes. People are going to be shocked at some of the directions we’re taking. You have to be comfortable with completely tearing down and throwing away a bunch of ideas.
When you see the new design, you’re going to go, “Wow, this is not the same site.”
It will really be more about what people within one or two degrees of separation are up to—what they’re consuming and enjoying.
We’ve realized there’s so much more happening around the Web—people are “touching” pieces of content that they care about and sharing it with their friends. We want to embrace all of these different channels—Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, email—in which people are touching content.
In the next version of Digg, you’ll see stories being presented to you in a more real-time nature, especially stories that your friends have touched. It will not be just about Digg.com, but also embracing all of the content that your friends touch on other Websites. It’s about being that place where people say, “I’m going to take a look at Digg because it provides me insight into what’s trending, what’s popular, what’s hot from all over these different places where people exchange information.”