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The new Digg is not ready for prime time (pictures)

The new Digg looks good, but it's not complete. If Betaworks' News.me team can add key features like a good commenting system, a reliable spam filter, and selectable news categories, Digg could be successful once again.

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Digg.com Top Stories

The Top Stories section at the Digg.com Web site sports a cleaner look with big images, teaser blurbs, and Twitter posts for user commentary throughout.
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Most popular stories by users

The Most popular stories rise to the top from a combination of Diggs, tweets, and Facebook posts. The graph on the right shows the voting activity over time.
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Upcoming stories that have a chance

The Upcoming section is where users can Digg newly submitted stories that may later make the most popular list.
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Top Stories on the iPhone

The streamlined layout on the iPhone only shows one image and story at a time, letting you scroll down to read more stories.
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Digg explains everything

Right in the Top Stories feed, you can read the plans for the site and the app, look at a FAQ, and read user comments about the new look. Here's a preview: users don't like the Facebook log-in requirement.

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