In the early morning of March 15, Beijing time, digg, a social news website, said on Thursday that it would develop a new product to fill the market gap left by the closure of Google reader after Google shut down its RSS subscription service on July 1.
Andrew & middot; McLaughlin, a Digg executive, says that while some say RSS is a product of the past. But as users of Google Reader every day, we believe it's a product worth saving. Meanwhile, digg will do its best to develop a reader in the second half of this year to make the Internet easier to use, he said. At the same time, the company will give this project the highest priority.
It is reported that Digg's reader will receive content from social networks, including Facebook and twitter, to provide readers with more interesting content. In addition, feedly, an RSS reader, said it had copied the service's API as Google Reader was about to shut down. Before July 1, users can seamlessly transfer Google Reader's content source list to feedly by logging in to feedly.
Although Digg is no more influential than ever, the design, article selection and voting functions of the latest version of Digg still win praise.