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Digg Responds to CN Request: Adds Images Section Tonight – Photobucket Included
Digg has announced that tonight they will be adding photos to the categories of "diggable" items. This is certainly in reply to our post from February of this year asking Kevin Rose for an images section. The post received 8215 diggs! Thanks Kevin for listening to the CN readers.
It looks like from now on when you submit a story, it will just be a generic category submission and then the media type will be automatically presented to you by Digg. Any images on the story will be offered up for individual submission. Seems like a good way for Digg to raise their counts and impressions. Just keep expanding the topics on Digg is a great way to keep increasing the available ad impressions. And since we know that Google loves Digg, they should get instant ranking across the board.
Now for the Photobucket partnership – looks very similar to the WSJ partnership from last week. Digg buttons will be added to Photobucket pages, a top Digg photos will be added on both sites. That’s the net result from the Photobucket blog posting. I would think Flickr would have been the better choice for the Digg audience.
It will be interesting to watch if the mainstream Internet cares and/or participates in Digg. I can’t imagine the general reader of the WSJ or user of Photobucket submitting and digging stories and photos.