Digg added a new “Breaking News” module on the right side of the Top News, My News and Upcoming pages on Digg. Right now it shows five stories at a time, with one of them being highlighted as a Hot Story.
The new section will also allow Digg to aggregate stories on a particular topic.
Unlike the rest of Digg, where users control the stories’ performance by casting their votes to either ‘digg’ or ‘bury’ them, the Breaking News section will be curated by Digg staff, in an effort to showcase important news as quickly as possible.
The new feature is already live on Digg.com.