New Digg Widget - Become a Community Hub
Digg, the popular social tagging and news gathering site has a widget that allows a website owner to display the latest news and posting directly on your site. Digg stories are voted by the community - the most popular stories with the most votes are moved to the top. Essentially it's a community-powered information hub that shows a user the most recent "buzz" on any given topic. Now your site can be a hub of its own.
Whichever industry you're in, it's always a good idea to be an authority on the subject. Now, you can host information that your community deems the most important at the time. The beauty of it all is in the transparency - this isn't a set of press releases or whitepapers that your company feels is the most important information (although you should certainly publish those too.) This is voted on and decided by your entire industry - or at least users of Digg. It's a great way to show your site visitors that you're following the important happenings in your industry and provides another reason for visitors to become patrons.
The widget allows for total customization, including size, colors and styles. The most important customization will be the content. Choose your category and refine listings according to date, votes and even limit the stories from a particular URL. Right now, the categories are pretty broad - here's hoping that later they can be drilled down into specifics, bringing even more value to your site visitor.