Digg’s Kevin Rose confirmed about the launch of new Digg Recommendation Engine — “a cool way to discover new content on Digg. Now that there are more than 16,000 stories submitted to the Upcoming section every day, it’s difficult to sort through everything to find the best content. The Recommendation Engine uses your past digging activity to identify what we call Diggers Like You (who you can see on the right hand nav) to suggest stories you might like.”
As you increase your activity on Digg, the Recommendation Engine will get to know you better and will suggest more targeted content and Diggers Like You. You can always remove specific users from the Recommendation Engine by clicking on the user name and selecting ‘remove from Recommendation Engine.’
The feature will be in beta and will be rolled out this week to registered Digg users first, based on a random sampling of logged-in users. Look for the red beta flag on your Upcoming tab – this means you now have access to the Recommendation Engine.