Tag Archives: Social News Sites

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Need a Good Recipe? Try the Digg Front Page!

In its humble beginnings, Digg was a tech-stories site at heart. The heart has changed over the years, and recently politics have been dominant, appealing to the hearts and minds of the Internet’s Web 2.0 users. Now, Digg has a different kind of heart.  Specifically,

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Mixx vs Propeller: One’s Going Up, the Other, well

Recent changes at both Propeller and Mixx have pushed the inevitable forward.  Mixx, the brainchild of Chris McGill, has been poised for success for about a year now.  Propeller, the once-proud Netscape, was doomed the moment that AOL stepped into the picture. If recent trends

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News Niblets: Social Media’s Best and Worst Quality

Many people love appetizers.  They’re usually overpriced, under-portioned, and loaded with calories, but we love them anyway.  Why?  Because they’re quick, easy, and too the point. Social media websites like Digg, Reddit, and Propeller offer the same product in the form of headlines.  We get

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Pwned: The StumbleUpon Digg Experiment Initial Results

First, a disclaimer about this experiment and the analysis. In retrospect, this experiment was flawed.  The subject matter and style of delivery was very clearly geared in favor of one of the combatants.  When it was initially conceived, it was decided that the experiment would

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The Godfather and Social Media

In many ways, the top level websites of social media can be compared to the fictional world of The Godfather.  Sounds weird?  Hear me out. The Godfather showed us a world of beauty and corruption.  Alliances were made and broken.  Those who were good to

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The StumbleUpon Digg Experiment

(The results are in.  Read them at StumbleUpon vs Digg). Bloggers and webmasters out there who watch their traffic as closely as we do have been amazed by the “Stumble Effect”.  Many know about the sudden burst of traffic that comes from the “Digg Effect” when a