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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.

Jason Parker
Jason Parker has been at CNET for nearly 15 years. He is the senior editor in charge of iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.
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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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