back in february when digg removed the top diggers list from the site, kevin promised,
as for what’s next, we’re currently working on designing and refining the technologies required that will help enable our nearly 900,000 registered users to make real connections that we believe will greatly enhance the digg experience – whether you’re brand new to the site or have been on digg since the beginning. we plan on rolling this out in the coming months along with features and programs that do a better job of rewarding positive contributions to the digg community.
almost 8 months after that, digg is finally ready to deliver on that promise. as businessweek points out, today’s announcement of social networking integration into digg is reminiscent of what you would expect to see on facebook or myspace, but the functionality is equally at home on digg. with the addition of social networking functionality and and the upcoming release (mid-october) of a picture section, digg aims to be your one source for social news, networking, photo and video sharing.
the official digg blog has a video walkthrough of the new features to be launched later tonight.