Digg has introduced a range of new features to its social news site, allowing users to flesh out their profiles and connect to friends on the site, a la Facebook or MySpace.

As on Facebook, Digg users can now add information about themselves to their profile pages, as well as uploading photos. Users can share profiles with friends or others, depending on privacy settings.

As well as adding profiles, Digg users can now recommend stories of interest to each other, send messages through the site and be notified of change of other users' profiles.

On the Digg blog, Kevin Rose says these changes are the first of many planned for the site in the near future.

An images section will be added in October, to be followed by Digg Alerts, customised email alerts for users. The comments process is also due for an update.

Digg will also introduce a recommendation system, which will suggest stories to users, based on their previous behaviour on the news site. AOL's new site, Propeller launched today with a similar recommendation feature.

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Graham Charlton

Published 20 September, 2007 by Graham Charlton

Graham Charlton is editor in chief at SaleCycle, and former editor at Econsultancy. Follow him on Twitter or connect via Linkedin.

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