Digg unveils a news bot for Slack, coming soon to other messaging platforms

News aggregator Digg may no longer be the internet force it once was, but it still offers an interesting and engaging selection of curated news articles and videos across a number of categories, from science and technology to viral Internet memes. Now, the company will bring those articles to its users in messaging and communications applications, beginning with Slack, instead of requiring people to visit Digg’s homepage directly.

The launch of DiggBot, as this new functionality is called, is part of a larger trend which sees news and media organizations (including TechCrunch!) delivering their news in a more messaging-like format. Inspired in part by mobile users’ preferences for short-form content consumption and the popularity of messaging apps, the idea with these bots is to bring the news to the places where users spend the majority of their time on mobile: messaging apps.

There are a number of examples of news organizations on chat platforms today, including

Read the entire article from TechCrunch here: Digg unveils a news bot for Slack, coming soon to other messaging platforms

 



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