Leaked Info: Digg.com getting a facelift

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Diggers will love the new options coming soon to Digg.com.

My trusted source gave me some of the new options that Digg users will have available very soon.

Long story short, here are the options:

Save to Read Later: Allows you to flag story headlines you find interesting, and Digg will keep a list that you can easily access later, so you can read the articles at your leisure.

Digg Verticals: Allows you to discover the most popular content by thousands of areas of interest, from broad topics such as Technology, Sports and Entertainment to niche topics such as iPhone News, Nintendo and Surfing. You can choose to be notified when stories in your favorite verticals become popular.

Anonymous Digging: You can Digg and bury stories without logging in to a Digg account, so that it’s as easy as 1-click to tell us when you like or dislike a story. (Don’t worry, Digg has mechanisms in place to prevent a user from Digging the same story multiple times.) You can log in or create an account to save your Diggs.

Digg Breaking News: presents “hot off the press” news topics on the home page based on a rapid rise in interest by the Digg community. See the most talked-about topics at a glance, and browse and read related stories. Hot topics will remain on the home page for as long as they’re newsworthy — as determined by the Digg community.

Digg Groups (best one I like):  Allow you to create, subscribe to or browse groups so you can discover and share content with people who share your interests. By connecting you with similar Diggers, you can discover great content on specific topics that may never hit the homepage.

Customized Digg: Gives you the latest popular stories tailored to your interests on the Digg homepage, based on what you’re reading and Digging. You can also easily customize your likes and dislikes with a few simple clicks, or opt to look at the traditional Digg home page of the most popular stories.

That’s all for now,  I have to go Digg some more stories 🙂

Google Wave is out! A New Era!

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3 Years ago I predicted that Google will create a Google OS (Android is out for mobile devices and netbooks, Google Chrome OS is coming in late 2010).

2 Years ago, I predicted that Facebook will be huge.

A year and a half ago,  I predicted that Twitter will be huge.

A year ago I predicted that FriendFeed will be very big! (Facebook bought it recently for a large 7 figure number).

2 Months ago I was thrilled to hear about (and get a developer account to review it) Google Wave.

Today I heard that Google is opening wave to non-developers users (power users that is) to give it a play ground review.

Today, I also predict that Google Wave will be the new big thing for the next 2 years at least.

Today, I had many friends asking me for a Google Wave invites, to them, I say: Sorry guys, I have zero invites to give, but just wait a week or 2 and you will get your own. Just make sure you have a Google account (and who doesn’t nowadays?!)

What is Google Wave?

In short: Google Wave is an open source server-side software platform for real-time collaboration and communication between any number of individuals. Utilizing the latest HTML 5 standard, Wave runs in any current compliant browser. (Watch the very long video above) (or watch the very short video preview below).

Many of you asked what happened to the Twitter addict I once was. The answer is: Wave, new Wahol, and project ‘W’ took all my time for the last 2 months!

Once you have Wave, send me a “wave” 🙂 you know my name! Hint: Same as my Twitter name: @GuruOfSales

P.S.: Reason I had Wave as a developer, is that it’s open source, and I am working with a team on an eBay/Paypal app to be used in Wave 😉

Enjoy Google Wave!