Digg is launching a new recommendation engine – offering a first play with the new technology to a random sample of Digg users to test this week.
The beta device will analyse users past ‘Digging’ activity to uncover other users and content that may be of interest to them.
Digg intends to roll out the technology later on in the week to all users.
“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,” Digg founder Kevin Rose wrote on his blog.
“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.”