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Monday, June 30, 2008

Digg Is About To Launch “Digg Recommendation Engine” This Week

image Digg is always adding something new and interesting. Kevin Rose announced today that they are going to roll out a new feature called “Digg Recommendation Engine” beginning this week.

The feature will be in beta and presented to registered Digg users first, based on a random sampling of logged-in users. Look for the red beta flag on your Upcoming tab - this means you now have access to the Recommendation Engine. It will be rolled out to everyone within the week or so.

The Recommendation Engine is a cool way to discover new content on Digg. Now that there are more than 16,000 stories submitted to the Upcoming section every day, it’s difficult to sort through everything to find the best content. The Recommendation Engine uses your past digging activity to identify what we call Diggers Like You (who you can see on the right hand nav) to suggest stories you might like.

You can see a video preview of Recommendation Engine here:

Digg Recommendation Engine from Kevin Rose on Vimeo.

Digg’s Lead Scientist Anton Kast says more about how it works during an interview:

Anton Talks About The Digg Recommendation Engine from Kevin Rose on Vimeo.

You can also read more about the Recommendation Engine in Anton’s Whitepaper.

As you increase your activity on Digg, the Recommendation Engine will get to know you better and will suggest more targeted content and Diggers Like You. You can always remove specific users from the Recommendation Engine by clicking on the user name and selecting ‘remove from Recommendation Engine.

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