Day before yesterday, Digg launched its new image functionality feature. Although its primary effect on Digg will probably be to silence the countless users that keep complaining about no image section, it also makes some interesting changes to the submission process that are worth mentioning.
Digg (and the rest of the internet) was ablaze this weekend as gamers took to message boards to protest the firing of Gamespot’s long-time reviewer, Jeff Gerstmann. The incident not only had broad ramifications for the whole game enthusiast industry, it also demonstrated how badly the P.R. division of a major company like CNET, owner of Gamespot, can completely melt down, destroying one of its precious brands in the process.
Firebrand recently launched with a relatively new business model: Broadcast all advertisements, all the time, but only display the ones that the company deems creative and interesting. Today, we take a look at the new service.
Unlike Digg, Reddit allows its users to submit pages from the Reddit.com URL. Often this leads to wildly popular headlines that are simply criticisms of Reddit and its voting system. While the efficacy of these critiques is debatable, it has certainly fostered a degree of openness that is very difficult to find on Digg. Today we take a look at one particular form of backlash brewing against the culture of Reddit.
Each day, thousands of stories are submitted to Digg by its users, who often have vastly different reasons for submitting them. Some use Digg as just a personal bookmarking service, while others submit their own content in the hopes that it will get attention from others. Still others just want to share good, quality content with the world. In any case, a key component of getting people to notice your story is having a good Digg title. But exactly what makes a good Digg title? This blog has written about the characteristics of good Digg titles in the past but today I thought we should take another look.
When faced with the myriad Content options that users have when they surf the web, many bloggers feel enormous pressure to update their blogs on a daily, consistent basis. But is this truly a productive practice? Today we take a look at one theory.
For months, sites like Rawstory and Crooksandliars have been taking content from The Daily Show, re-purposing it for their site, and getting it onto the front page of Digg and Reddit. With Comedy Central’s (CC’s) recent launch of their official Daily Show website, CC has made it incredibly easy to view and submit their content to a host of social networking sites. Today we take a look at the new site.
Today is Blog Action Day, and thousands of blogs (including Pronet) have chosen to participate by both bringing attention to the environment and donating the day’s revenue to a green cause.
What would happen if thousands of blogs decided to focus on one issue for one day, in an attempt at spreading awareness and raising money for good?
When you’re a Web 2.0 startup, it’s difficult to build your customer base and fight for legitimacy in the face of more established, entrenched tech companies. But there are certainly things you can avoid to make things easier for yourself.