Facebooking Wikipedia: Combining Social Networking with Social Information

By now, you know what Facebook is. You should know what Wikipedia is as well. If not, this blog is probably not the best place to start.

For the bulk of readers who do know about these Internet juggernauts, imagine a combination of the two. Take Wikipedia, add profiles, and you have the socialpedia concept. It’s what Wikipedia man Jimmy Wales is trying to do. That’s the speculation… human generated content, indexing, the works, mixed [Read more…]

1st Reaction: Digg to Offer Wall Street Journal (techcrunch)

The news is all in the headline. While this link leads to a story that can be read in 7 seconds, the comments on the story AND on the Digg itself make this a worthwhile read. It will be the initial response from the Digg community, nicely timed as it made the front page of Digg almost exactly at 5:00 central standard time.

This should get a huge flurry of responses. Get passed the flames. Identify the good posts. Those are gold.  Ignore the blatant flames from those who flame anything about Digg or tech partnerships.  This is a Digg tech partnership, so it will get doubly flamed.  Ignore.

My personal reaction is this: Digg has been on the [Read more…]