Digg doesn’t want me to make friends overseas

25 Sep

Ok, this will be my final post about Digg for now, I promise. This blog is supposed to be about Link Building, but Digg managed to get me a little upset during the past few days (hey, this works great, thanks for the tip, Muhammad ;) )

What really got me frustrated during the past few days, is the fact that Digg doesn’t allow me to maintain friendships with people from across the ocean. I visit Digg on a daily basis and usually do this around the same time. One of the first things I do (right after scanning the front page for interesting stuff), is checking out what my friends submitted. But since since the redesign was launched a few days ago, the submission listed in the ‘submitted by friends’ section is limited to three pages only. This means that it’s really hard for me to check out stuff submitted by a friend from, for example, the west coast of the US or Australia. I can only view stories that have been submitted somewhere between 5 and 8 hours ago, which blocks out a reasonably big part of the world for me.

The listings in my “submitted by friends” section are usually submitted by people from (roughly) the same time zone as where I live in. Trying to get a Digg friendship with someone from across the ocean is quite difficult. Not very social, huh Digg?

BTW, from now on, all links on Wiep.net will open in the same window in stead of opening in a new window. After I noticed that I had over 10 different open windows earlier today, I thought this might be a bit more user friendly.

2 Responses to “Digg doesn’t want me to make friends overseas”

  1. Steven Snell October 7, 2007 at 3:37 am #

    That’s an interesting point that I had never thought about.

  2. Cebuanas February 25, 2009 at 5:02 pm #

    Oh, why is digg restricted that feature from us? How could then we make more bonding with our friends? Hope I could know the reason behind soon, why digg is doing that so.