Digg.com launched Diggbar in April this year to allow users to create short URLs which has a top-bar giving information on Digging activity on the site. They also introduced posting directly to Twitter with the shorter URL. But recently, Digg has changed the way these shorter URLs work without any notification. Now, if you visit any diggbar URL, it takes you to Digg.com page instead of taking to the content itself.

This has enraged many publishers who feel this is bait-and-switch case. Since Digg is a very popular social media site, people are used to the way it works and change of features without any notification, such as this, is a massive breach of trust. Digg's founder, Kevin Rose, however said he was not aware of this change of plan. Since this comes from the founder himself, we may expect some changes in a few days.

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