Betaworks, who bought Digg earlier this month, released some images of what the new version of Digg will look like. The layout seems to differ immensely from the old site, according to PC Mag, in that visitors to the site will see large images and a spacious layout. This redesign was part of Betaworks’ decision to include the audience in the rebirth of the site. To reach this audience, Betaworks launched a site called RethinkDigg to get feedback from Digg fans. To start off, the team posted a survey inquiring about what the users wanted from Digg’s new site, and received 3,754 responses.
Kevin Rose, former co-founder of Digg who now works at Google, has not been with the site for quite a while, sat down with Betaworks CEO John Borthwick to discuss tech. However, the interview showed how much admiration Rose had for Borthwick’s work. Rose got a glimpse of the new design, and said, “I love the design. It’s very simple, and there’s a lot of emphasis on real-time. It’s very bare bones, but in a good way.” The new team has confirmed that there will be a new Digg iPhone app and a tablet version of Digg sometime next month. The new version of the site is set to debut on August 1.