Digg Puts Building an RSS Reader to the Top of Their Priority List


Digg has announced that they are building an RSS reader and have moved it to the top of their priority list after the recent news that Google Reader will discontinue service on July 1, 2013. They are currently looking for input from the community on what is desired in an RSS reader, “What problems should it solve for you? What’s useful? What isn’t? What do you wish it could do that it can’t today?”

We’ve been planning to build a reader in the second half of 2013, one that, like Digg, makes the Internet a more approachable and digestible place. After Google’s announcement, we’re moving the project to the top of our priority list. We’re going to build a reader, starting today.

…We hope to identify and rebuild the best of Google Reader’s features (including its API), but also advance them to fit the Internet of 2013, where networks and communities like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit and Hacker News offer powerful but often overwhelming signals as to what’s interesting. Don’t get us wrong: we don’t expect this to be a trivial undertaking. But we’re confident we can cook up a worthy successor.

Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff