Podcasts are one of the most under-appreciated medium for advertising. Let me briefly explain why you too should Pod-vertise!
Digg has purportedly made some strides when it comes to battling spam on the site and in conjunction with that, has unbanned several sites. While the battle against spammers is seeing some success, racism and sexism still prevail.
Since its launch in 2004, Digg has seen strong and largely unstoppable growth. While there has been no dearth of competitors and imitators, none have been able to upset Digg’s lead in the social media space and in its goal towards democratizing the web. Out of all this competition, who would’ve thought that Microsoft would come up with the best strategy against Digg (perhaps even inadvertently)?
You would imagine that given the limited venture capital budgets of social media sites like Digg.com, they would be scrutinizing every cost-saving measure to ensure that they are operating at maximum
efficiency. A few recent post on Digg show that this may not be true.
The first words from the [Future of Web Apps](http://www.futureofwebapps.com/) summit going on in London are in and are quite interesting.
I received an email a few days ago requesting me to become a co-author on Blogmemes Belgium MyBlogLog community. Thinking that I had received the invitation by mistake, I decided to ignore it. However, a post by Danny points out that these invitations aren’t being sent out by mistake at all.
We have heard over and over again about the importance of a good and well targeted advertisement, but rarely do we hear the case for a ridiculously bad ad.
Sometimes, what makes other people visit your content are the most unexpected and completely crazy things you do.
Sponsorship really is a very tricky business. Every time a corporate entity tries to sponsor a smaller entity, the communities participating or monitoring either entity will be up in arms. The problem is the somewhat incorrect perception people have that if you are sponsoring someone or give them a freebie, from your perspective that you are trying to influence their opinion, and from the receiver’s perspective that they have “sold out” and become shills.
Yahoo revealed yesterday that they were going to start using a Digg-style voting system in the suggestion section for their numerous services. Problem is, the mob at Digg didn’t take too kindly to the idea.
A Belgian court ruled yesterday that it was illegal for Google to reproduce extracts from various Belgian newspapers on its Google News website. As worrisome as the decision may be for Google, it could potentially have far reaching implications for socially driven media in general.
A few days ago Electronic Gaming Monthly published an interview with Sony Computer Entertainment America’s president, Jack Tretton, who had some remarks that make you scratch your head (to say the least).
Every community based site is a little narcissistic; some are more so than others. And pandering to the narcissistic tendencies of these sites can is increasingly becoming a common way for marketers to connect with the members that constitute these communities.
It is becoming increasingly apparent that Digg is in dire need of a photography category on the site.
There are two problems that can compromise content on socially driven media sites. The first and more prevalent one is the problem of duplicate content. The second and less prevalent but more worrisome is the problem of content integrity and spam.
Ask anyone and the first thing they will tell you about socially driven sites like Digg is that the key to getting on the front page is to have good content. While that is true, others will argue that other elements such as interesting titles and descriptions can be just as important.
The following picture of an advertisement in Harlem is an excellent example of targeted marketing.
About a week ago Digg made several important changes to the site, which have generated much commentary in the days that followed. The announcement that got the most attention, perhaps unreasonably so, was the Digg Team’s decision to remove the Top Diggers list from the site.
[MyBlogLog](http://www.mybloglog.com) is an essential social networking tool for bloggers to get in touch with their readers as well as other bloggers. The site “enables you to take advantage of your existing presence on the Web and ties it into communities of like-minded readers and authors to add context to the conversations in which you take part.” The potential for you to market yourself through the site, though, reaches beyond that.