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Written by:SuperUser Account
8/26/2010 8:49 AM RssIcon

by Jason Kincaid

It’s finally here. Digg, the social link sharing site that has watched its once-meteoric rise to popularity level off  over the last couple years, is relaunching today as it attempts to surge to greater heights — with an added focus on making the site better for publishers as well as users. Digg v4 will be rolling out over the next few hours, and brings some major changes that could totally change the dynamic of the site. Plenty of invites have been distributed over the last couple months, and we posted an exclusive preview back in May, but for most people this will be the first time they’ve experienced ‘New Digg’ for themselves.

The biggest change to come in Digg v4 is the increased emphasis on social. When you first sign in, you’ll be walked through a flow inviting you to begin following other users, both from a series of lists curated by Digg and from friends on your Facebook, Twitter, and Google accounts (which you can easily connect with). Once you’ve done this, you’ll get to the real meat of Digg. Which, as it happens, looks a lot like the old Digg.

As with the Digg you’re used to, you’ll see a stream of recent stories filling up most of the page, with ten top stories in a sidebar on the right. But there’s one key difference: each of these stories has been Dugg by one of your friends (or sponsored by an advertiser). Likewise, the stories on the right hand side of the screen represent the stories that have been dugg most by your friends over the last day or so.

Screenshot of new Digg interface

But fear not, Digg diehards — the Digg you’ve come to know and love is still readily accessible at the top of the page, via the ‘Top News’ section. Clicking this tab will transition over to a version of Digg that’s much more like the current version, with recent news and Top News as submitted across all of Digg.

Read more here.

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C5 Insight 
Office Location:  Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Type:  Systems Integrator,Reseller,Training Firm,VAR
Industry Focus:  Banking Education Energy Events Manufacturing Government Health Services Hospital Pharmaceuticals Telecommunications Professional Services Travel Engineering Medical Boards Logistics Transportation Nonprofit


C5 Insight provides management consulting and technology implementation services utilizing solutions such as Microsoft SharePoint, Dynamics CRM, and Salesforce.com. Our team of experts seamlessly integrates these platforms with our proven planning and resource management approaches to develop complete project roadmaps that help our clients work together better, inside and outside of their organizations.

 

 

 
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Metafile Information Systems 
Office Location:  Rochester, Minnesota, United States
Type:  ISV
Industry Focus:  Retail, Manufacturing, Distribution, Government


MetaViewer® Paperless ERP for Dynamics® Go beyond the electronic file cabinet to an integrated paperless ERP solution from MetaViewer®. Today’s business environment has heightened the need for cost-cutting efficiencies and executive visibility into all your financial processes. It has also brought heightened focus to the Accounts Payable function. The root of most of AP's challenges can be traced back to its dependence on paper and the resulting lack of automation and accurate analytics.

 

 

Jack Frost Design 
Office Location:  San Ramon, California, United States
Type:  ISV,Training Firm,VAR,Other
Industry Focus:  Jack Frost Design is all about business and not necessarily about a specific industry. After 40+ years in business JFD has touched corporations, medium size businesses and some small business entities. No matter what industry you are in delivering a successful business initiative requires a strong command of four key business skills:•Business Operations: a solid understanding of workflow process and ROI (return on investment).•Marketing: the ability to identify and reach a target market with an effectively motivating message.•Technology: the technical skills to harness the most effective technologies for business process automation.•Branding: the ability to encapsulate all of the above factors within a unified vision that resonates with the target customer and builds loyalty.Because it only takes weakness in one of these areas to undermine what would have otherwise been a successful enterprise, Jack Frost Design has taken the unusual step of including each of these areas of expertise in a single company. It a unique approach. It has been successful for 40+ years.


SharePoint Makes it Possible. JFD Makes it HappenAt JFD we have a solid understanding and respect for SharePoint. We pioneered using the technology for public facing websites and we are skilled at configuring it to reduce the possibility of uncontrolled over deployment. We use the product the same way that most of our clients do.We also let ROI be our guide in the development of workflow automation and we never build without a financial goal and a documented blueprint or project plan. JFD has been brought in to clean up other partner's failed projects. And as a company we are most proud of our work ethic.

 

 

Blackcreek Technologies 
Office Location:  Stratford, ON, Canada
Type:  ISV,Systems Integrator,VAR
Industry Focus:  General - Applicable to All


Blackcreek Technologies is a dynamic company dedicated to providing integrated business technology solutions and improvements to our valued customers. We believe in our abilities. We provide exceptional service. We are a diverse group of dedicated professionals who specialize in providing complete and pro-active solutions for businesses.

 

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