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Digg Wants to Build the Internet Comment Section of the Future

Digg Dialog is a tool for news organizations to create a conversation among writers, editors and readers

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Digg has a plan to save the online comments section. Yes, that Digg, the pre-Reddit social news site that has evolved to become one of the best places to find high-quality journalism on the Web. The company is calling its newest product Digg Dialog, and it’s a tool for news organizations to create a conversation among writers, editors and readers centered on long-form feature articles and other unique stories that pop up in the news cycle.

Launching on Friday, Digg Dialog will feature a conversation with writer Paul Ford about an upcoming feature on Wikipedia in The New Republic. Users will be able to sign in on the Web with Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus and create a user name to ask questions. There will also be a overhauled Digg iOS app with the feature built in, says Digg’s design director Justin Van Slembrouck.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.