It has been a while since I looked at the state of social news sites. Given that they have been in the news in the past few months, I figured it is a good time to review them again. At this time, we are only looking at Digg, Mixx and Reddit. I previously included Propeller,… Read More The 2010 State Of Social News
By now you have heard about the user revolts and the general feedback on the new Digg. Some people like it, others understand that the stream-based interface was implemented to compete with Facebook and Twitter, and there are lots of people that just hate it. Well, it looks like those people that hate the new… Read More Did The New Digg Bury Itself?
Given the Twitter.com redesign and the plethora of articles being posted about it, I wanted to take a different type of look at things. First, if you are looking for a good overview of what Twitter has changed, take a look at the TechCrunch coverage. Essentially, Twitter redesigned the main page to have two panes,… Read More What Can We Build On Top Of The Stream?
There are hundreds of millions of people using social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Digg, and many more. For the most part, these sites have not changed significantly. Some sites, like Facebook and FriendFeed, have modified their display to react quicker to the “real time web”. Others have changed so little, like Twitter, that mini-industries… Read More What Is Next For Social Media?
Social news sites were some of the first social sites that were not a pure social network. The poster child of social news is Digg. As the king of social news, Digg sees almost 33.5 million unique visitors per month according to Compete. The bigger question is how other social news sites are doing, and… Read More The State Of Social News
In the past few years, we have seen the explosion of “social”. Obviously, lots of people ask why. I feel that a lot of it boils down to simple human nature. People are social beings, regardless of their tendency towards introversion or extroversion. Introverts are social, just on a smaller scale, maybe even just one-on-one… Read More Why Social Works
There have been several recent posts where people list the blogs that they are reading. It is an interesting idea, but what about someone new to the social media scene? What sites should they visit, what blogs should they read and why is everyone complaining so much? So, I figured I should highlight what some… Read More Quick Guide To Social Media
I will admit that i am now addicted to Twitter. I need to be able to see what is going on. I see blog updates and shared links quicker on Twitter than anywhere else. So, I always have some twitter application open. Lately, I have been seeing more “automated” information appear in the guise of… Read More Twitter Integration or Noise?
So, two and a half weeks ago I announced the release of YackTrack.com, a service meant to show the distributed conversations occurring on the internet. The coverage and feedback for the tool have been fantastic so far. Given that there was such a good initial response, I decided to take YackTrack into further development. The… Read More Introducing YackTrack Chatter!
Image by Lukadium via Flickr You know someone is going to compare the two APIs from Mixx and Digg. I figured I should give it a try as a complete Mixx zealot 🙂 I have used both APIs recently so I have applicable experience in the matter as well. The development of YackTrack did not… Read More Social News API Wars: Mixx vs. Digg