Erica Swallow of Mashable on Digg’s Newswire tool:
Newswire “gives you the tools to shape the breaking stories on Digg,” according to the social news site’s blog. Unlike other areas on Digg, the Newswire updates news in real-time — as stories are submitted, they appear in the “Recent” section within Newswire. As they are Dugg, stories move up in the “Trending” section within Newswire.
Digg’s relevance has really slipped the last year. I don’t think adding a real-time interface is the answer. They made a lot of missteps over the last two years, but the bottom line is that curated content has moved to places like Twitter where it’s easier for people to get without working for it.