Digg is hoping to help you answer that question with a new launch of an old service, News.me. Renamed Digg Deeper, the tool uses signals from the people you follow on social media to surface the most interesting and important news of the day.
It’s not a new idea. News.me was originally a Betaworks-developed iOS social news app that was scrapped in 2012 after running afoul of Twitter’s API display requirements. Betaworks, which also owns Digg, kept News.me going as an email newsletter. Nuzzel and Prismatic offer similar services and even the New York Times is experimenting with Vellum, a reading list generated by what your friends are sharing.
Digg Deeper’s wrinkle is its link to Digg, which has rebounded nicely from its near death and employs a team of editors to curate the best of the web. Digg Deeper users will see recommendations on a scrolling list on the Digg home page, real-time email alerts and notifications on an iOS app.
Here’s the description…