Digg Releases Public API, San Francisco Tech Crowd Parties Hard

Strictly speaking, tonight’s massive Digg party in San Francisco was held to celebrate the 1 million registered user milestone announced last month (CEO Jay Adelson told me tonight they are now at 1.2 million registered users). Drinks were free, toy light sabers were passed out and the crowd was boisterous. It wasn’t as large at the Netvibes party earlier this week that drew 1,500 people, but this was one of the better startup parties thrown over the last year.

In addition to celebrating the member milestone, Digg officially released their public API and announced a contest to seek out the most creative and innovative visualizations and applications developed using the API and Flash toolkit. More details on both are at the Digg blog.