Digg, of the popular community powered search engines, is is a place for people to discover and share information from across the web. Whether its one of the biggest/viral online news article or an obscure blog post, Digg portrays the best stuff as voted on by people. You might want to check out how Digg works here. Labs projects look beneath the surface of the Digg community’s activities to expose content you may have otherwise missed.
I recently came across some fabulous tools under Digg labs. For a starter intrigue, its mind blowing in terms of visualization. Digg labs provide a broader and deeper insight of information poured by users from across the globe on Digg. Following are some of the tools showcased on Digg labs which I felt interesting and fascinating.
Digg 365 portrays the top ten Digg stories on any given day, month and year. You can also see the top ten stories by category (technology, sports, games, lifestyle etc.,) per year. You can roll over the colored arcs to show – display the months, by clicking on it, you will be provided with an outside arc to choose a specific day. The visual look is fabulous and its an exciting way to look at popular stories on Digg.
Digg Pics tracks the activity of images on the site. Images slide in from the left as people Digg and submit them. You can check out the images slide in for all activity, recently uploaded stories and popular stories.
Digg Arc displays stories, topics, and containers wrapped around a sphere. Arcs trail people as they Digg stories across topics. Stories arrange themselves around the circle as users Digg them. Larger stories have more diggs. As I mentioned earlier, its a visual treat! for users to watch the stories flow.
Digg Stack shows diggs occurring in real time on up to 100 stories at once. Diggers fall from above and stack up on popular stories. Green colored stories have more Diggs.
You might want to read more about these interesting tools here.