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Why The Digg Button Gets You Buried, Not Dugg
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Why The Digg Button Gets You Buried, Not Dugg

Having a ‘submit to Digg’ button on your site definitely increases the chances of one of your readers submitting your content to the site. However, while it is generally believed that having a Digg voting button on your site will increase the chances of your content being promoted to the front-page, some recent commentary has made me re-evaluate the situation.

The Blogosphere Is Standing Still
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The Blogosphere Is Standing Still

We were once made to believe that there will come a day when every man, woman, and child would own a blog. That the Blogosphere would keep expanding as long as the universe would be able to contain it. Well, unsurprisingly, it turns out that the previous statements are just hyperbole.

Increase Engagement in One Easy Step
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Increase Engagement in One Easy Step

Perhaps the hardest part of blogging is being able to engage your audience and get them to participate in the conversation. Being able to build a relationship with every new visitor that comes to your blog is an important step in getting your audience to take part in your discussions, and it has never been easier.

Spoken Word Versus Written Word
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Spoken Word Versus Written Word

People often underestimate how much is actually lost when spoken word appears in print. A statement can be interpreted several different ways depending on your intonation when you speak and where you put the emphasis but this is often not apparent when your statement appears in print.

Why You Should Use Full Feeds
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Why You Should Use Full Feeds

Using full feeds to disseminate your content over RSS may seem silly. After all, if people can consume all your content through their RSS reader, they have no incentive to visit your site. Whereas if you only provide them with a snippet from the entirety of the content, then they have to click through to your website to read more, there by increasing page views, right? Not quite, according to Rick Klau, the Vice President of Publishing Services at FeedBurner.

Netscape's Fatal Flaw
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Netscape's Fatal Flaw

Every social news site has its strong points and its weak points. Netscape, while manages to get many things right, has a fatal flaw that may eventually destroy the community aspect of the site if they keep allowing people to abuse it without any consequences.