Digg Getting Faceted Search?

April 3, 2009
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I’ve never really dug Digg (though I remember Dig Dug from the 80s), but I’m delighted to hear that they’ve announced plans to “fix search” by, among other things, adding faceted search to the site. Here’s a screen shot, by way of TechCrunch.

Upcoming Digg Search (via TechCrunch)

I’m still not keen on Digg’s social filtering model, which strikes me as particularly open to gaming. But giving the users more control over their exploration of the content will surely make the site more valuable, and possibly even discourage gaming by diluting its effectiveness.

The Digg blog doesn’t say when these “big changes to Digg search” are coming, but hopefully their release of a screen shot means they’re close. As always, I’m excited to see faceted search becoming more broadly accepted as a way to interact with information.

I’ve never really dug Digg (though I remember Dig Dug from the 80s), but I’m delighted to hear that they’ve announced plans to “fix search” by, among other things, adding faceted search to the site. Here’s a screen shot, by way of TechCrunch.

Upcoming Digg Search (via TechCrunch)

I’m still not keen on Digg’s social filtering model, which strikes me as particularly open to gaming. But giving the users more control over their exploration of the content will surely make the site more valuable, and possibly even discourage gaming by diluting its effectiveness.

The Digg blog doesn’t say when these “big changes to Digg search” are coming, but hopefully their release of a screen shot means they’re close. As always, I’m excited to see faceted search becoming more broadly accepted as a way to interact with information.

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