Digg Trends: Experimenting with Users Choosing Homepage Stories

Ok, so technically Digg users do choose homepage stories by voting up submitted links. But Digg Trends is an experiment in being a little more explicit.

Users who see the test might see a submitted story at the top of their screen. Their will be a countdown clock, showing how long until a story is set to appear on the homepage. The user can say whether or not they think the story belongs on the homepage. Here’s a screenshot per the official Digg blog:

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Digg has set up a Twitter account for the experiment. Follow @digg_trends to see which stories are trending.

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