January 4

Setting Up A Digg Account


Objective: to create an account and profile, to upload a photo, modify privacy settings, add friends, and send and receive messages

    • Click Join Digg


    • Fill in the form

      • Click the arrow to the right of a box to view your options

        • Select the option that applies to you


      • Type the text and numbers you see in the shaded box into the text box above the shaded box

    • Check the box

      • This indicates you have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy for using Digg

    • Click Continue


    • Check your email

      • Go to the email account that you provided in the registration form

      • Follow the instructions in the email message



  • STEP 2: Create a Profile

    • Click My Profile


    • Click Add a Bio & Links


    • Fill in the form with whatever information you want made available

      • Click the arrow to the right of a box to view your options

      • Select the option that applies to you

      • You can enter a short bio in About Me

    • Click Save Changes


    • If you have a website or other online profile such as MySpace, you can add links to them

      • Click Add

    • You can also add your contact information for instant messaging

      • Click the arrow to the right of the box at Instant Messaging to view your options

      • Select the option that applies to you

      • Click Add


  • STEP 3: Upload Photo

    • Click My Profile


    • Click Add a Photo


    • Click Browse

      • Select the folder with the photo you want to upload

      • Only 5mb or smaller JPG/JPEG, PNG, and GIF images allowed

      • Click Open

    • If you would like a caption to go with the photo, click inside the text box to the right of Write Caption

      • Write your caption

    • Click Upload Photo


    • Click All Photos or Your Gallery


    • Click on a photo to select it

      • Click inside the text box below Edit Caption

        • Type whatever caption you want for the photo

        • Click Save

    • Click Make This Your User Icon if you want to use the photo for your icon

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    • Put your pointer over the box that is on top of your photo

      • Your pointer will change from an arrow to a cross

    • Click on the box and move the box around until what you see within the box is how you want the finished photo to look

      • As you move the box around, look to the upper right of your screen

      • The photo in the upper right will change as you move the box

      • What you see in the upper right photo is how your cropped photo will look

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    • Click Apply Cropping when the photo is how you want it to look


  • STEP 4: Add Friends

    • Click Add Friends

      • Click Add Friends below the green tab or

      • Click Add Friends from the menu bar at the top of the page



    • Add friends from you address book

      • Example: Yahoo

        • Click Yahoo Address Book


        • Type your username for your Yahoo account

        • Type your password

        • Click Continue


    • Select the people from your address book you want to invite

      • Digg has a standard message it sends to the people you invite

      • Click inside the Email text box if you want to customize the message your friends receive

    • Click Send Invite


    • Click Search for Friends

      • You can do a search to find friends who have a Digg account

        • Type the information needed to search by

          • email,

          • name, or

          • location

    • Click Search


      • The search results will be displayed

    • Click Friend to select the person you want to add as a friend

      • The friend icon will be on the right side of the screen at the bottom of a person’s details


    • Click Invite People


      • You can type email addresses of your friends and send them an invitation to join Digg

        • Click inside the text box marked email #1

        • Type a friend’s email address

        • Hit Tab to move to the next box down

      • Digg has a standard invitation that it sends, but you can customize your invitation

      • Click inside the Email text box

      • Type the message you want sent to your friends

      • Click Send Invitation


  • STEP 5: Choose the Amount of Privacy Your Want

    • Click My Profile


    • Click Settings


    • Select what information you want available to whom

      • My Friends = People YOU have added as a friend

      • Items that are always displayed for public view include the following:

        • your Diggs

        • comments you make

        • stuff you submit

        • your friends

        • your user icon

        • your username

    • Click Save Changes


  • STEP 6: Check Messages

    • Click on the Shouts link

      • Digg refers to quick messages between users of Digg as shouts

      • A new shout would be like saying you have a new message in your inbox


    • Shouts you’ve received are listed

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  • STEP 7: Send Messages

    • Click digg or home


    • Click Share

      • Let’s say you found a story on Digg you want to share with friends


      • If you have mutual friends in Digg, they will be listed.

      • Select the friend or friends you want to share the story with


      • Click Email It

        • Click Email It if you want to share the story with people who are not on Digg.

          • Enter a friend’s email address

        • Click Add Another to add additional friends to the email message

        • Click inside the Message text box to write your own email message if you want

        • Enter the letters and numbers you see in the shaded box on the right

        • Click Send Message


  • STEP 8: Log Out of Digg

    • Click Logout



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