The quality of stories on Digg has eroded from cutting edge news to “newly found” old video footage of Family Guy or an old story about how Apple should change from 1997.
However, it does still have great news and links. It all depends on the time of day. In the afternoon (Eastern Time in the US) there’s pretty much garbage on the front page. By 8 or 9PM Eastern actual news stories make their way to the front page.
Thanks to Digg, I’ve found a way to see all the news I could ever want with OriginalSignal.com and Spotback.com. They are news aggregator sites which display the news from various sites in a grid. Original Signal is good for lots of different sources – however it lacks customizability.
For customizability, I go to Spotback. I threw on the feeds that OriginalSignal.com lack. No need to recreate what has been done well on other sites. My schedule is pretty tight these days, and to get all my news in one or two sites is excellent. I’ve never really liked RSS Readers because they look like e-mail programs. The grid format is excellent for people who want their info on one page like me.
If you’re tired of Digg having lousy stories in the afternoon, go over to OriginalSignal and Spotback. Plus they load quickly.