If you are the power social media user, then you should know what Digg.com is. If you are not, and don’t know anything about Digg.com, you should read this article.
Digg.com is an online community founded by Kevin Rose in 2004 for users to submit their best finding site or inspiration articles including pictures and videos from the Internet to get vote by others using the ‘digg’ button. Kevin broke up with his girlfriend after choosing to invest $6000 of his savings in Digg over their down payment on a house.
The most dugg story of the day will hit Digg’s front page in order to getting exposure by millions of viewers. As a result, everyone wants their story to hit Digg’s front page. A website may has a chance to get popular in one night after hitting the front page.
Currently, there are more than 20,000 stories submitted on Digg daily, but only 150 stories will come to the front page everyday. The average requirements for a story to hits Digg’s front page are around 100 diggs in 14.71 hours with 9.2 comments. In 2009, Digg launched Digg Ads where 30% if Digg’s revenue came from Digg Ads. On the second half of year 2010, Digg relaunched the site v4 with auto-submit stories through RSS feed. The submission process is also simpler with cleaner interface than before. Thanks to Digg for making itself one of the world’s favorite social news site of the world.
The infographic below designed by Ellie Koning, showing all the major history stories and facts of Digg from start to now.