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Want to work with Neil Patel?
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Want to work with Neil Patel?

If you are social media guy or an SEO and want to work with me, here is your chance. I am looking to hire talented individuals who can crank fast and work hard. Whether your a newbie or an experienced tech geek, we are looking to hire here at ACS. The most important thing is that you need to be willing to work in house here in Orange County California.
If interested email me at: neil@pronetadvertising.com

Thoof: Personalize Your Web Experience (Assuming You Use It Enough)
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Thoof: Personalize Your Web Experience (Assuming You Use It Enough)

Thoof is a new service that aims to bring you news stories and blog posts custom-tailored for you. It might be easiest to think of it as a similar idea to how Netflix or iTunes gives you personalized movie and music recommendations based on your rental and purchase histories – Thoof does the same thing with stories but does so by keeping track of what you’ve clicked on to read in the past on the site.

Petition For a Transparent Digg
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Petition For a Transparent Digg

After reading the comments from Neil’s post on burying within Digg it seems that many of you are in favor of Digg opening up their bury data and making it transparent. In fact it seems to me that even those who didn’t like the post may be in favor of this because some truly believe the burying is legit – and this would prove it one way or the other once and for all.

Protect Your Site’s Content
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Protect Your Site’s Content

You’ll probably recall a couple of months ago when Presidential hopeful Senator John McCain’s MySpace page was hacked. McCain’s site wasn’t really hacked at all per se, instead whomever had set up the page for McCain had done so using a popular template but instead of using their own hosted files (as was requested), they took the lazy route and simply hotlinked to the template’s creator, (who also happened to be Newsvine founder and CEO) Mike Davidson’s hosted images. Since McCain’s crew was hotlinking, all Davidson had to do was change the image that was being linked to and viola – McCain had a nice big banner in support of gay marriage (particularly between women) on his page.

Your 69 Minutes of Fame on Digg
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Your 69 Minutes of Fame on Digg

NewScientist had a great article yesterday about the lifespan of a story on Digg. After a very comprehensive study (they looked at the 29,864 most popular stories during 2006), the researchers concluded that the average sustained surge in popularity that a story receives after hitting Digg’s front page lasts a mere 1 hour and 9 minutes. After this point, the users of Digg have likely found something else newly promoted to the front page to occupy their interests and your story is shuffled off of the front page.

MyBlogLog's Relevancy Overhaul
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MyBlogLog's Relevancy Overhaul

MyBlogLog is a great service for building up your site and encouraging community. However, with the site’s own rise in popularity over the past several months, meaningful interaction was becoming less prevalent and distinguishing those community members who were actively participating in your site from those who simply joined and then never returned was becoming more difficult.

Google’s Dice: It’s a Gamble
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Google’s Dice: It’s a Gamble

About a month and a half ago, Google Operating System noted that a previous iteration (from 2001) of the Google Toolbar had an intriguing functionality that at the time no one thought much of: voting a site up or down (via smiley face or frowning face). I noted the obvious, that this functionality was identical to StumbleUpon‘s thumbs-up or thumbs-down vote, but also that it was odd that Google would lack the foresight to see the social implications (or potential) of this feature (not only as used by StumbleUpon but it was also similar in many ways to Digg with the up or down vote for a site).

Micro-Blogging With Tumblr
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Micro-Blogging With Tumblr

This past week I spent some time setting up a site using the micro-blogging (or tumblelogging) tool Tumblr. The service is extremely easy to use and definitely worth checking out if you are either looking to get into blogging but don’t relish the idea of writing long posts or are simply looking to create another site as an outlet for smaller bits of information.