Digg today announced the inclusion of two new subcategories. I expected the addition of the “Microsoft” subcategory of Technology News, a reincarnation of the Windows section that was removed from the much earlier versions of Digg. It was only a matter of time before they realized that Digg needed to reintroduce a section to complement the Apple section.
More importantly though, and a bit unexpectedly, Digg announced a temporary subcategory under World & Business News called, “US Elections 2008.” This is surely in response to the overwhelming popularity of the Politics sections on Digg, which is evident in the past month’s Digg Presidential Statistics.
With the addition of the US Elections 2008 section, Digg only further defines it’s role as a news medium and will join the likes of YouTube in its growing influence in the 2008 presidential election.
Originally posted on February 27, 2007 @ 1:47 am