Talking to your site visitors in the comments section of your site is extremely important, but here’s a way to communicate with them even better.
In an effort to expand beyond their technology-centric core, last summer Digg launched a Sports category. While it received some attention, it has largely been neglected by the community due to an understandable lack of interest. A new service called Ballhype, hopes to succeed where Digg has failed. To say Ballhype is simply a Digg clone for sports would be an absolute disservice to the site.
Twitter is growing fast and whether you like it or not it is a medium that you should ultimately be using to reach another untapped audience for your content or services. Here are two tools that will help you gain exposure on one of the fastest growing social sites on the Web.
Yesterday I posted about Robert Scoble calling for a Digg Boycott following his reading of the comments on the Kathy Sierra story. I posed the question: what, if anything needs to be changed with regards to Digg’s comment system?
If you’re using Google’s Blogger service as your blog-publishing platform, you should seriously consider dropping the .blogspot.com suffix from your domain name. A recent study suggests that approximately 75% of Blogspot blogs are spam blogs or ‘splogs’ (full study in PDF). Here’s what you can do to prevent being associated with the pre-existing and newly created (because of the study) mistrust towards Blogger blogs.
Twitter has been the talk of the Internet recently but it seems that many people are quick to write it off as a fad and fail to realize its potential: to be the go-to place for breaking news. That’s not to say it will ever reach that potential, certainly there are obstacles in the way such as how well the site can scale as it grows (it seems to be having some growing problems recently) and finding a balance between mundane updates (I just ate a great apple!) and breaking news (Earthquake in San Fran!!!).