News in Short: Digg is falling hard since redesign; Wikipedia tests article feedback tool

by Knowlton Thomas | Research

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Digg is falling hard since redesign

Traffic statistics confirm the grave mistake that was Digg's redesign. Since the launch of its thoroughly altered site, Digg's traffic has dropped nearly everywhere, though most noticably in the U.S., where it has seen more than 25% less visitors.

Reddit, as a result, has seen a slight boost in traffic.

Wikipedia tests article feedback tool

Everyone's favourite source for potentialy correct information, Wikipedia, has begun testing an article feedback tool that allows users to rate articles.

Users will able to rate articles on four primary characteristics: sourcing, completeness, neutrality and readability. They will rank each on a five-point system. The test run will run through December on a selected collection of articles.

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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