It was only a few weeks ago that we reported on social media site Digg and its new look after it went through a redesign in an attempt to rejuvenate interest. When the social news site was founded it quickly gained popularity but it’s no secret that the site has struggled to keep up with the likes of other social media sites and now, only weeks after its revamp, its founder Kevin Rose has resigned.
The news comes to us from Christina Warren over on Mashable, sourced from TechCrunch, and reports that as the user driven social content site Digg has lost prominence over recent years, Rose has spent more time on other projects and it is also being reported that Rose is at present close to the startup of another project. The departure of Kevin Rose won’t come as too much of a shock to many and with the company battling against its decline with a big loss in traffic, changes at the top and company layoffs it almost seemed inevitable that Rose would cut his ties.
When the new-look Digg was first unveiled in August many users were unhappy with the changes and stopped using the service and despite the more recent changes, the company has failed to stop its decline. Kevin Rose issued a tweet to confirm the news, which partly read, “I’ll continue advising Digg / on the board of directors and taping Diggnation (as I have been since [Matt Williams] joined).”
What are your thoughts on Kevin Rose’s resignation from his role in the company he founded? Are you surprised at Digg’s decline or maybe you think it will be difficult for Digg to regain a role in the market? Let us know with your comments.