Digg was one of the great boom and bust stories of the late-00s. Originally an incredibly popular social news site, it became immensely popular, and then crashed and burned with an ill conceived redesign in 2010. Now Digg has been rebuilt from the ground up as the incongruously named Digg v1, and there’s a redesigned iPhone app to go along with it.
One nice thing about the new app is that offline reading has been given a major boost, including a new feature called Paperboy, described as “ Simply set your home location so that whenever you leave home, Digg automatically updates with the latest stories!”
Here’s the full app description:
**Welcome to the new Digg!** Digg delivers the most interesting and talked about stories on the Internet right now.
It’s simple and it’s everywhere: visit Digg on the web, find it on your iPhone, or get the best of Digg delivered to your inbox with The Daily Digg.
Visit Top Stories to find the web’s most talked about stories or visit Upcoming to find out what’s trending right now. Digg the stories you love!
— Read every story in a clean mobile-friendly view
— Digg your favorite stories and share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or by email
— Full support for offline reading. Subway commuters rejoice!
— Save the stories you want to read later to your Digg Reading List (with support for Instapaper and Pocket)
— Introducing “Paperboy” — Simply set your home location so that whenever you leave home, Digg automatically updates with the latest stories!
Visit digg.com to get the new Daily Digg: the most talked about stories on the Internet delivered to your inbox every morning!
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