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The DiggBar is no more--for unregistered users that is. The company has turned it into an opt-in experience in response to user and media backlash.
Company also is removing URL shortening and Web page-framing service from anonymous Digg usage and letting registered users turn it off completely.
Digg to do away with its software-free toolbar in upcoming version of site. The news comes within hours of Digg's CEO Jay Adelson stepping down.
Publishers are biting back against Digg's software free toolbar and link shortening service, but is it really such a bad thing? We dig in.
Also: Diggbar is a reality and it's coming soon; The Sunlight Foundation has raised $4 million in grant funds; and Alexa Thumbnails has been discontinued.
Digg changes the way its shortening service handles outgoing links, bringing more users to look at its own pages, instead of the sites it's linking too. Users are not happy.
Digg's new URL structure is here to stay, though shortened Digg links made before the change will behave as they once did--leading straight to the source.
New toolbar comes along with each story on the site and shows how much traffic Digg is sending to the publisher.
If you're a fan of Digg and you want to extend its functionality in your browser, look no further than these Firefox add-ons.
Digg's got a new advertising platform that lets companies basically buy a spot on the front page of Digg, as an ad that's camouflaged as user generated content.