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?
Yesterday, Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb wrote about the RSS reader market being in disarray. One of the interesting trends of 2009 has been the gradual decline of RSS Readers as a way for people to keep up with news and niche topics. Many of us still use them, but less than we used to. Richard… Read More RSS Readers Are Fine, But They Are Niche Products
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
If you go to YackTrack.com today, you might notice some minor differences. First, if you are not logged on to YackTrack, you will no longer see the Dashboard tab. I did not like the idea of a tab that did nothing and just redirecting you to the Login page. It just felt awkward to me.… Read More Just Some Minor YackTrack Tweaking
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
Over the weekend, I noticed a post by Robert Scoble regarding comments on blog posts and where they should appear. The source of interest came from the launch of another aggregation service called Shyftr. This is an RSS aggregation service that allows comments on the content within Shyftr, not on the blog that is the… Read More Comment Where You Want, Just Let Me Know About It
Before I get to the tips, let me give you a little background on why this post is written. A few days ago, Greg Linden posted about research regarding Google PageRank. The actual research paper can also be found as a pdf here. While the heart of the paper is a bit heavy on the… Read More 7 Sources Where Your Users Will Come From