Digg fixes what is wrong with Slashdot – humans still make the often trivial selections there - and is in my humble opinion is what is needed to push blog reporting further forward, narrowing the gap between them and professional news websites.
The website allows readers to endorse stories (an endorsement is called a "digg"), the more digs the more relevant the story. Stories with enough diggs will get promoted to the homepage.
A natural setback with this kind of service is that stories with many diggs will automatically get more. But it will push hot blog postings forward, even if that story originated from a blog that only gets a few dozen pageviews per day.
I'd love to see the site offer a slew of RSS feeds, allowing the user to create custom alerts much like the way Technorati does: give me a way to see all items with more than 10 diggs that were posted in the past 24 hours in the technology section.
Apart from some of those tweaks, Digg has a lot going for it and could grow out to become a very relevant news filtering service.
Update 3:10 PM
Been toying with the site most of the day - this stuff is addictive. Another nice to have feature would be a "mover and shaker" list that shows you which items have gotten a lot of diggs in the past hours:
diggs/time=hype factor (what about digg score?)
(btw, by now this posting has made it to Digg's front page)
Freshly launched 11nm Qualcomm silicon will come with Adreno 612 GPU
Are pinning down the exact rate of expansion of the Hubble constant
RISC OS 5 to form the basis of RISC OS Open after Castle Technology sells to RISC OS Developments
A smartphone maker fiddling its benchmarking scores? That's unusual, isn't it?