Digg.com is rolling out it’s own toolbar called DiggBar which I could simply describe as a uber cool web tool. Whereas other site toolbars requires you to install a plug-in or script on your browser and then let it pop out by activating it from your browser’s Toolbar Menu before you can start using it, the DiggBar offers a faster way. All you need to do to use Diggbar is to simply add digg.com infront of the URL of a site that you wish to submit to Digg.com. Hit the enter key to reload the page and the DiggBar will appear on top of your browser screen. From there you can click on the submit to Digg button, login to your Digg account and browse through items submitted to Digg.
But aside from those features, another cool thing about DiggBar is the social sharing feature that supports shortened URLs for Twitter and Facebook. Just by clicking on the Twitter and Facebook button, you can now share the site you are on with shortened URLs that should fit nicely on the 140-character limit of Twitter Tweets.
The Digg Blog enumerates the other features of the DiggBar as follow:
- Digg directly on the destination site: No more awkward toggling between the story page and Digg.
- Easily share stories: You can now create a shortened Digg URL to share on Twitter, Facebook or via email. You can also type digg.com/ before the URL of any page you’re on to create a short URL.
- Access additional analytics: See how many times a story has been viewed.
- View comments while on the story page: Clicking the ‘Comments’ button expands the DiggBar to show the top comment, latest comment, and most controversial without leaving the page.
- Discover related stories: Clicking the ‘Related’ button expands the DiggBar to highlight similar stories.
- See more stories from the same source: Clicking the ‘Source’ button expands the DiggBar to show you more Digg stories from that source site.
- Discover random stories: Click the ‘Random’ button and you’ll be brought to an entirely new, unexpected story.
Here’s an example – http://digg.com/u1g2