The Perfect Digg Bait
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The Perfect Digg Bait

The other day I was browsing the Digg homepage and noticed something really weird. It seems Craigslist made the homepage for an article that was about “[why geeks and nerds make the best boyfriends](http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/sfo/66795671.html)” and to top it off it did really well.

Microsoft Employs the Smartest Strategy Yet (Against Digg)
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Microsoft Employs the Smartest Strategy Yet (Against Digg)

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)?

How Efficient is Digg?
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How Efficient is Digg?

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.

Early Notice: Social Media Conference Later This Year
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Early Notice: Social Media Conference Later This Year

SMX Social Media[Search Marketing Expo](http://searchmarketingexpo.com/), Danny Sullivan’s new conference series, and Pronet Advertising are going to be hosting a social media conference in New York on October 16th and 17th. We know this announcement comes a little early, but we just wanted to give an early notice, so you could mark your calendars and join in on the fun!

MyBlogLog Co-Author Spamming
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MyBlogLog Co-Author Spamming

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.

Everyone's Got an Accent
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Everyone's Got an Accent

If you think about it everyone in this world has an accent, it might be one that you are used to or it could be one that you have never heard before. The great thing about accents is that they can be funny which means that they can help create a memorable commercial.

Of Sponsorships and Freebies
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Of Sponsorships and Freebies

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.