Monthly Archives: January 2008

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Best Advice for Mixx: Stop Following Digg

This won’t be a popular article.  It can’t be Dugg because it mentions Mixx and it can’t be Mixxed because it seems to lean towards being critical.  In hopes of my true feelings being expressed and understood, let me say that I love Digg and

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Facebook User-Data Gathering Goes Viral

When a company has news that they want buried, they issue their information on a Friday night and hope nobody in the media notices on Monday morning.  Marred in controversy over their Beacon advertising platform, Facebook hoped that their latest attempt to gather more user-data would

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Building a Better Reddit, One SubReddit at a Time

New Feature Offers First Major Improvement to Reddit (possibly ever) and Not a Lot of People Cared (yet) When Reddit posted information about new features on its blog, the buzz results were ho-hum.  The post itself was bland, starting off with the nonchalant statement, “We added a handful of new

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More Social News Watch is in the Works

Hello friends.  Several have asked when the Social Media Superstar story is coming.  The answer is: very soon. We’ve been going through some transitions over here lately.  One of the writers has moved on to bigger and better things, leaving social media to pursue a

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The Digg Algorithm has Changed

Digg went down today for a short time.  The results may be that many diggers will go down for a long time.  It could be just a glitch as the algo is tweaked.  We’ll know more over the next day or two. Here are some things

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Social Niche: How Ning Makes Social Networking More Personal

There has been a trend that has been percolating behind the scenes.  While Facebook and MySpace cultivate their mass presence by making the world accessible to people and people accessible to the world, Ning is bringing laser-precision focus to social networking, allowing the niche aspect

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How to be a Part-Timer and Still Hit the Front Page

Most people who submit content to social media websites like Digg, Reddit, Mixx, or Propeller do so because they believe what they are submitting is worthy of making it to the front page where it can be viewed by a gazillion people.  It could be something