Kevin Rose has resigned from Digg. The founder and former CEO who helped put in place the debacle of Digg V4 is founding a new startup with a $1mil+ round of funding according to Techcrunch.
If you’d come up to me just a couple days ago and asked if Digg were going to survive for the long haul, I’d have sadly opined, “No.”
After lobbing a few hand grenades in the form of questions at (relatively) new CEO Matt Williams the other day, I’m happy to report I can upgrade that to a Magic 8 Ball-like response of “Cannot Predict Now.”
Twitter is a realm of news, sharing, and communication. It can also be an excellent venue for marketing and promoting a brand message. As Bing learned, attempting to sneak marketing into news of a tragedy under the guise of good intentions is an insult to the intelligence of the Twitter community.
If you hadn’t heard, Twitter is a pretty big site. It may not be Facebook in either the number of users or the average time that users spend on it, but those who are passionate about Twitter are ever-attached, always Tweeting, and watching everything that happens hour after hour, minute after minute.
Rarely do videos get made that include all of the key players as well as some major people in tech and social media. Thanks to Bloomberg, we have such a video in our possession.