Monthly Archives: December 2007

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Digg wins in 2007, Looking great in 2008

2007 was the year that social media truly emerged as a power player on the Internet.  2008 will be the year that it hits the next, final level.  Expect Digg.com to lead the way in more ways than traffic. First, the numbers.  Compete.com shows that

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Don’t Submit this Story to Digg

Warning: submitting this story to Digg will result in a quick burial. Over the last two months, we’ve had a lot of fun with this blog, thinking of stories and headlines that would appeal to social media users.  Since social news is the topic, we

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Winds of Change in Social Media Promise Improvements

On the internet, change is part of the definition. In social media, changes are happening literally by the minute. 2008 promises to show humungous growth and an incredible amount of change for major and minor social media websites. Certain things will be universal as the

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The Year that Stumble and Digg will hit the Bridge Club Level

This really should be two separate stories, but we’ll consolidate because there are just to many similarities in the reasons why both Digg and StumbleUpon will take their already-mammoth popularity and truly become household names beyond just the tech households of the world. Social media in general is growing, but

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2008: Year of the Mini Social Networks

MySpace, Facebook, and the other large social networks need not worry.  The small, niche social network sites that are popping up faster than poker rooms in the 90’s are not going to hurt the big boy’s bottom lines.  They’re just going to draw more people

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Digg the Candidates: Not much to analyze here

When Digg released their Digg the Candidates section back in September, we made lots of predictions.  Luckily for Digg and for America, most were wrong. Still, it has been a huge disappointment so far.  Digg put together an excellent section with appropriate features and nice

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SEO Spammers: Leave Social Media Sites Alone!

You’ve seen them before.  They create accounts that have either a gibberish name or “SEOSuperstud”.  No avatar, or one that is their company logo.  They might have lots of people befriended.  They may have none. They always submit.  They never vote/Digg/upmod anyone else’s submissions.  Their

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Compete overtakes Alexa (according to compete.com)

Alexa.com was once considered one of the best indications of the health and traffic on a website.  When Compete.com entered the fray in 2000, they wanted to “…help create a more trusted, transparent, and valuable Internet.”  They wanted to compete with what alexa had to

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Digg is from Mars, Reddit is from Uranus

(In other news, Front Page Addiction: Destroying Families, Ruining Lives)  There are many mini-wars being fought on the Internet.  Facebook vs. MySpace.  Google vs. Yahoo.  Apple vs. Microsoft. One of the most polarized mini-wars going on is Reddit vs. Digg.  While the two differ so