In the weeks since Betaworks acquired Digg, the development team put in charge of the site's future has already polled the public on the features it would like to see in the next incarnation, pared it down to four main points, and mocked up a wireframe of what it's calling Digg v1.
The dev team took it its blog, Rethink Digg, today and shared its vision to the rebirth of the social news website. Digg v1 will built around the following four tenets:
- We make it easy to find, read, and share the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now.
- The experience must be fast and thin. Let users go, and they will come back to you. We optimize for return visits, not pageviews per visit.
- Build an experience that is native to each device: smart phone, inbox, Web page. Stories must find the user, wherever they are.
- Users must be able to share where they and their friends already are — on networks like Facebook, Twitter and email.