Direct-link versions of Digg feeds

If you want to follow the top links on Digg via RSS, you’ll notice that the RSS feeds do not contain these top links, but point to pages on Digg itself. Which is fine if “Digging” (= one-click tagging*) and commenting is your priority before reading the linked stories. But most likely you’ll want to go directly to the story, so the extra click via Digg is not really practical. That’s why I made these “Linklog” Feeds, with direct links to the top stories, but still containing the link to the Digg Page in the RSS item description so can still go comment or Digg immediately as well. (Digg this list or bookmark it for further reference)

Digg alternate feeds list, updated August 24th 2006

Since the July upgrade, the Digg Frontpage is identical to the Technology overview page, whereas the “All stories” page spans all categories going from entertainment to science.

The number of domains Digg covers has been expanded and ordered into main categories and subcategories: 

*More on Digg user dynamics in a posting by Alex Bosworth, one of the people behind Open Source Software wiki Swik.

38 Responses to “Direct-link versions of Digg feeds”

  1. Blogsumer » Geen extra click via Digg Says:

    [...] Sitedeals15 released vond dit ook en heeft daarom per Digg-categorie een RSS-feed gemaakt waarmee je direct op de betreffende pagina uitkomt. Het levert wel een aantal extra feeds op (alsof er nog niet voldoende in mijn reader zitten), maar het heeft toch mijn voorkeur boven de extra click die er nu tussendoor komt. Enkele feeds heb ik hieronder weergegeven, de complete lijst kun je in de posting vinden. [...]

  2. Louis Simoneau Says:

    Thanks, seems like a really interesting service.

  3. Library clips :: RSSify your Daily Catch :: March :: 2006 Says:

    [...] I’d like to clear up that I’ve just come across some semantic definitions…some people consider a difference between a linklog and a linkblog…from the post: [...]

  4. egorgry Says:

    Thanks. perfect for us firewalled individules. For some reason My company blocks digg but not slashdot.

  5. Pascal Says:

    Hadn’t thought of that aspect, but I’m glad it serves you well :-)

  6. da.vebrig.gs » Blog Archive » links for 2006-04-30 Says:

    [...] Direct-link versions of Digg feeds (tags: rss Digg) [...]

  7. Guy Says:

    Very cool. What about the new digg categories?

  8. gtanuel Says:

    Appreciate your effort, it serves my Firefox/Sage well. Unfortunately, feedburner somehow force gzip encoding, rendering my other not-so-advanced ‘browser’ (iSiloX) powerless.

  9. More Direct link versions of Digg Feeds Says:

    [...] I’ve updated my list of direct link feeds for Digg.  If you’re a Digg fan, you might also want to checke these 2 Digg tools collections and the Digg blog: [...]

  10. olafge Says:

    Great now I really can use digg feeds on my mobile phone’s RSS reader. The digg page with all the comments took ages to load. How did you do this? I have some feeds which I would like to convert in a similar way. I registered at feedburner now but I cannot see how you did the conversion. Could you provide a HOWTO or links to the documentation on feedburner describing theis feature?

    Thanks

  11. Binny V A Says:

    Thanks for the list. I have writen a post on various features missing from Digg(at http://binnyva.blogspot.com/2006/09/top-5-features-missing-from-digg.html) and Linkless RSS feed was one of my main complaints.

    Now, even if Digg don’t improve their feed, I can subscribe digg from Firefox.

  12. mardoen Says:

    Just found this while checking what you’re up to these days, and appreciate it very much (I didn’t subscribe to digg when you first published this, so apparently wasn’t interested then).

    Feature request: could you add a pubdate property to each item?

    And what _are_ you up to? Too busy working to post new articles? ;) (That’s certainly true for me at the moment…)

  13. The Essential Digg Tools » TechRoam Says:

    [...] Direct Link Digg Feeds/ – Modified Digg feeds for direct access to the Digged pages. [...]

  14. More on Google Reader at sprignaturemoves.com Says:

    [...] More on Google Reader Posted 12/7/06 at 9:49 am in software & websites. I continue to be impressed with Google Reader. Here’s a shot of the feeds I’m subscribed to.I finally found a linklog of the Digg/All feed that’ll take me directly to the target Digg link. The extra clicks got annoying.Here’s my top 5 feeds:LifehackerMAKE:BlogdZone.comNewsBusters.orgArs Technicadigg/allShare This [...]

  15. Tony Bullard Says:

    This is a great feed, however, I’m frustrated by how infrequently it updates. It’s a lot slower than the official digg feed.

  16. emil Says:

    this is great; would it be more difficult to offer a NYTimes feed that linked directly to the print (ad-free) view, using a similar tactic? that would be great.

  17. Direct-link versions of Digg feeds at Regular Expression Says:

    [...] So I googled to see if anyone had created an rss feed that pointed to the direct links of the digg stories, and it turns out that someone has created Direct-link versions of Digg feeds. [...]

  18. AJ Says:

    “This is a great feed, however, I’m frustrated by how infrequently it updates. It’s a lot slower than the official digg feed.”

    “Could you provide a HOWTO or links to the documentation on feedburner describing theis feature?”

  19. Nick Howell Says:

    The “(Digg and comment this)” links do not go to digg.com. Rather, they point to whichever site you use the feed on. I’d be very grateful if this was fixed :-)

  20. AJ Says:

    “The “(Digg and comment this)” links do not go to digg.com. Rather, they point to whichever site you use the feed on. I’d be very grateful if this was fixed :-)”

    Nick, this works fine for me using Google Reader and just tested it using Bloglines as well and everything works.

  21. chris Says:

    ahh, been looking for this for feedmashr.com

  22. Bob Says:

    Hey AJ, did the feeds go down yesterday and today?

    I’m not getting any stories since Mar 29

  23. AJ Says:

    I’m not using these feeds. They’re not updated frequently enough.

  24. Bob Says:

    Man, when are these feeds going to come back?

    I can’t live without them

  25. Chris Says:

    Hi, hope the feeds will get fixed, can’t live without them!

  26. Josh Says:

    Hey, can you release the code to your feed filters?
    The feeds right now don’t check on digg often enough and lose tons of articles.
    I’d like to run the feeds more often on my own server for my own private use.

  27. AJ Says:

    Hey, can you release the code to your feed filters?
    The feeds right now don’t check on digg often enough and lose tons of articles.
    I’d like to run the feeds more often on my own server for my own private use.

    Ditto!

  28. Diggress Says:

    Yeah, my feed is down too… along with a bunch of other feeds using the API. I think they caught on and banned by IP address. My server can’t even look at main page anymore.

  29. Josh Says:

    They started blocking IPs? that’s so evil.
    why force your users to read all that crap? fine, they can put ads in the feeds, just dont’ waste my time going to the slow-loading page.

  30. Nathan Says:

    Looks like Digg updated yesterday, and broke this great feed. Sad Day :(

  31. Piggfeed Says:

    Piggfeed is still up and kicking.

  32. emil Says:

    The general ones (e.g. Technology) don’t work anymore, but the specific ones (Apple) seem to…

  33. Paul Says:

    I’m not getting excerpts anymore, just the headlines :(

  34. vectr Says:

    Cheers!

    My google search to find this: “digg rrs feeds that link to content not digg”

    Now I never have to look at the inane comments on Digg again.

  35. RSS decente para Digg Imágenes — Víctor Pimentel Says:

    [...] La solución es sencilla, usar feeds no-oficiales que nos proporcionen los enlaces directos a la fuente original, como los de Feedit o los de este otro señor tan majo. [...]

  36. 8928 Says:

    hi can you make direct link of top in 24hr feed?

  37. Paul Spradling Says:

    @8928

    Official 24hr feed here: http://digg.com/news/24hr.rss

    :-D

  38. Sul Says:

    @Paul Spradling
    He said “direct link”.