Digg's "Rethought' redesign after its acquisition by Betaworks has just gone live, just one day after the company showed off its v1 preview that was the result of a very rapid 6-week redesign process. It's technically a day earlier than its original goal of August 1st, which could be a sign that the site intends to be just as "fast and thin" as the new look itself. Old features like the Newsbar and Newsrooms have been scuttled in favor of a simpler site that emphasizes top stories, popular stories, and "upcoming" stories. Betaworks also says that it's changed the Digg score to take social sharing from Facebook and Twitter into account when ranking stories. The front page of Digg will also be editorially driven instead of entirely based on a Digg score algorithm.
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