All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Digg’

1.53 Billion Verdict Against Microsoft Approved

A judge approved a February ruling against Microsoft, ordering the company to pay $1.53 billion to Alcatel-Lucent to end a degital music patent lawsuit. A jury had decided that Windows Media Player infringed on Lucent’s patents, and the judge just decided that Microsoft has to pay it. Microsoft has a hearing on June 20 to get this week’s Supreme Court ruling to get the judgement to only apply to U.S. sales of Windows, which would probably knock over $800 million off the judgement.

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More Digg Fallout

As the fallout continues on the Digg and AACS key, probably the most cogent statement made in this whole process is civil disobedience as performance art.

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Way to Go Digg!

Right before heading to bed I had to check the Digg story one more time to see if the guys had come to their senses, and it seems they have (and just in time).

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Digg & DMCA Take downs

Digg over the last couple of days has found itself the center of controversy by complying with a DMCA sponsored take down notice and the posting of the AACS hex format key string (which we won’t post here as no one really wants a takedown notice).

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Rose Hands Over Digg Control

If you read our coverage of the Digg revolt yesterday, you already know that users were fighting Digg’s decision to remove a story that contained a decryption code for HD-DVDs.

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Digg Embroiled In HD DVD Controversy

The posting of a code that decrypts HD DVD format DRM caused plenty of uproar at the social news site when Digg administrators took down posts and banned accounts over it. That was just the start.

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Doing Good and Link Bait

I was reading an article (here too) just the other day about how National Amusements, a company that owns 1500+ theaters, gave away free movie tickets (and popcorn and drinks!) for the US armed forces and their families to “offer enjoyment and relaxation, and to keep families together” for the whole month of July.

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Digg Stories Bore You After An Hour

Remember the good old days, back in 2006, when an online article had a freshness date of roughly 36 hours? A couple of scientists have found that’s about 35 hours too long these days.

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Web 2.0 Expo: Built to Last

Yesterday at Web 2.0 Expo one of the main keynote sessions was the “Built to Last” Panel which consisted of John Battelle asking various questions to a few entrepreneurs who have built companies that have sold or were worth selling. The participants in the session:

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CBS To Distribute Content On MSN and Others

CBS has announced it will be distributing free and paid video content with a variety of partners, including MSN, Joost, and AOL, like it currently does on Google’s YouTube and iTunes. Some of the content will be ad-supported, others will be the sales of TV episodes.

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Social Media Marketing: Get it Straight!

It’s an interesting thing when concepts get defined according to the intentions and goals of a few influential voices.

Take social media optimization and marketing (SMO/SMM) for example. What started as a set of tactics unique to their channels (blogs, images, audio, video) became a more closely defined set of tactics ala Rohit’s Rules for Social Media Optimization.

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How You Can ‘Still’ Get on the Digg Homepage

Lately a lot of people who used to get on the Digg homepage constantly have been complaining that they can’t make the homepage anymore. In most cases these people are doing the exact same thing as they used to do before. Here is how you can still get on the homepage:

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Sensational Titles: So 2006

Well now that people on the social media sites are starting to catch on / have caught on to link baiting, I’ve noticed it’s much harder to make the likes of the digg or reddit front pages. One to two months ago this was a much easier task. I’m not exactly sure if there has been one incident or algorithm change that caused the increased difficulty of making digg’s front page, but I do know that the window on link baiting is quickly closing.

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Digg Bait vs Link Bait

There are two perspectives on creative link building that I’ve been thinking about lately involving creating content and resources that offer value and the sensationalism of content promoted through social news communities. My take is that link bait focuses on creating unique, useful and provocative content that people respond to by linking to it and sharing with others.

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The Most Popular Brands on Digg

What brands are the most popular with the Digg audience? I did a little research to gather some data so I can figure out what brands are mentioned most on Digg. What I did is I looked at the number of times a story with the brand name in the title, description, or URL has appeared on the Digg homepage in the last year.

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Is There a Digg Auto-bury Feature?

After doing some extensive testing and empirical data gathering over the past two weeks I am 99% convinced there is a digg auto-bury feature. Certain domains are flagged to be automatically buried and removed from the normal voting system with as little as one vote and within few as few hours of getting in the queue.

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Google Spreadsheets Updated

Google Spreadsheets has been updated, a minor release bumping the version number to 1.2.0i. The update fixes these issues:

  • spreadsheets not loading quick enough
  • spreadsheets not loading
  • disconnect error messages (and if you are disconnected, you will be reconnected automatically)
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Wisdom of Crowds Is Dead

The problem with the human condition is that it involves humans. Bringing that condition online, fostering it with the Wisdom of Crowds philosophy, is slowly but surely proving what philosophers have said since humans first learned to write: the anonymous mob is powerful and passionate, but no more rational than an angry swarm of bees.

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Social Media – Is it a Form of Hysteria?

If you want to know if social media traffic is worthwhile, or not, I recommend attending the free online Social Media: Should You Digg It? class. I sat in on today’s presentation and found it informative and insightful, especially when Matt Bailey delivered his statistical information.

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Usability and SEM Virtual Education Opportunities

Learn from your living room or heck, just stay in bed. The following are some educational and information opportunties coming up in the user centered design, human factors and search marketing industries.

Human Factors

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Social Media Traffic – Monetizing it

Have you ever been to MSN, Google or Yahoo and seen a "personalized" message pop up?

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Reasons for Deep Linking

While writing a post, always try to link to some older posts with absolute paths.

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Rose Talks Digg Moderation Again

Digg’s Kevin Rose was interviewed for the latest issue of Search Marketing Standard (an interesting magazine, by the way), and the topic touched on the subject of moderation again. Quote Kevin:

Digg does not use any moderators other than the 700,000 registered users that participate in Digg. That is the value of the Digg system. We have two people on staff that ensure that the Digg Terms of Use are not violated.

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Gain Traction and Authority for Your SEO Company

Around the time that I developed Rockyfied Rand had created and developed a system called YOUmoz. Youmoz is a hybrid version of the blog. Over the last 2 years Rand Fishkin and his blogtastic cohorts have been laying down highly informative and education posts on SEO, SEM, Internet Marketing and much more.

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Twitter – Short, Sweet & Sleek

Alright, Twitter has suddenly attained the status of a notoriously popular Application. After being fueled by SXSW, everybody else is talking about Twitter including those who don’t even have a blog. Talks in the Blogosphere have spit out stats that Twitter got 1 million messages sent recently. Finally after about a year of its launch, Twitter has won.

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MySpace News: Can You Digg It?

In terms of Social Networking, MySpace is the king of the virtual mountain. Even more than boasting its status as the premiere social site online, MySpace also touts the title of the most visited site on the Internet. With such a massive audience tuned in, MySpace continues to look for ways to increase the time on site for its users.

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Digg Burying Stories from Unbanned Domains

As you may know, digg recently unbanned a lot of domains, and was amongst them.

They claimed they have improved their algorithm to easily detect spammy content, and that there’s no need to ban domains now.

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What Everyone Should Know About Being a Top Digger

Chris Winfield from 10e20 wrote an interesting article yesterday on how to become a top Digg user without doing anything shady. The purpose of the article is to teach you how to become a top user so you can increase your odds of promoting stories to the homepage. As a top Digg user, I feel that the most people don’t understand the difference between a top Digg user and a normal user.

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Jupitermedia, Getty Deal Falls Apart

Jupitermedia has ended talks with Getty images concerning a possible merger. In a press release from February 22 the company confirmed they were in discussions with Getty Images only after speculative articles had been written in the business press about the proposed deal.

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Digg – Future or Feature?

No matter how you slice it, getting to a million registered users is a pretty impressive achievement for Digg, a service that Kevin Rose and Jay Adelson and a couple of others started as a lark after TechTV shut down and Kevin was looking for something to do. It may be true that the million number has a lot of holes in it, as some of the commenters over at TechCrunch have pointed out — multiple accounts, etc. — but still impressive nonetheless.

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1 Character Gets Old News to Digg Front Page

You would think it is impossible for one small detail to have a dramatic effect on whether a story is promoted on Digg. Here is how it happened, decide for yourself…

I hadn’t been following the news for a couple of days, so I popped over to one of my old haunts, The Register to see if there was anything I should know about. Occasionally, especially if I visit The Register early morning in Europe, I can pick up some interesting fresh stories that are fairly exclusive, or have some different angles.

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Wired Digg Slam Offside

The story in Wired magazine entitled

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A Nifty Keyword Cleaning Tool

Managing keywords is a daunting task, and while there are a
number of places from which you can pull keyword lists, whittling that list
down to specific targets of value is often nonplussing and discouraging.

Luckily, there are some philanthropic souls out there
willing to help out. Recently, Aaron Wall, author of, created and
made available a “Keyword List Cleaner Tool” that helps organize
those vision-blurring lists.

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J’accuse! Wired Attacked Over Digg Story

Annalee Newitz engaged in a test of Digg’s ability to withstand a paid effort to boost a story to Digg’s front page, and has earned her some pointed barbs from the blogosphere.

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Despite the many bold claims by Digg execs that the popular tagging site can easily spot attempts to game the system, proves that it can be done – and quite easily too.

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Kevin Rose: Digg ‘Bury Brigade’ Exaggerated

Rose has responded to allegations that a cabal of Digg users actively and effectively bury any stories they disagree with, especially those that criticize Digg.

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Dave Pasternack SEO Contest Comes to an End

The much hyped Dave Pasternack SEO contest has come to a close and the winner is

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A Digg Vote Buyer’s Confession

Recently, Digg decided to discontinue its Top Users feature because of circulating rumors that influential members of the community had been approached to vote for certain articles in return for monetary compensation. Digg CEO Jay Adelson, however, denied that vote buying tactics would have a significant impact upon a story

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Small Business Ingenuity

A television station who couldn’t afford the $20,000 commercial link for their station enlisted the help of a wok and saved $19,990.

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Top Contributors Get Rewards from MySQL

I just read about MySQL’s Quality Contribution Program (QCP) and I have to say it rocks! It’s a great way to build and maintain community.

Essentially, folks who submit bug reports, test cases or code patches get “QA Points”. When contributors reach a certain level of points over the past 12 months, they get a 1 year subscription to MySQL Enterprise Basic, Silver, Gold or Platinum.

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Spotplex To Bury Digg?

There’s no mistaking the fact that news is becoming more socially driven these days. Bloggers are gaining more credibility as legitimate news sources, a trend which can be directly correlated to the volume of their respective subscription bases. Popular sites such as Digg have also contributed significantly to the phenomenon of social news.

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Ray Ozzie Says Nothing

Ahh, Ray Ozzie spoke at a Goldman Sachs conference this morning. Todd Bishop of Seattle PI has the details. Key quote from Todd’s report? “There were no obvious bombshells, or surprise announcements, but people interested in where the company is headed will no doubt be analyzing his comments for indications and clues.”

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Scoble Talks RSS in the Enterprise w/ Attensa

I’ve been watching Attensa for a while. They are competing with Newsgator over RSS in the Enterprise (both companies make news aggregators that plug into Outlook, and both are working on strategies to go after big-company users because they are seeing more and more RSS users in big companies).

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Good Adobe Engage Posts

John Dowdell is keeping a list of links of people who say something interesting about the Adobe Engage event I’m at.

Good posts so far?

Tim O’Reilly on creating engaged users.

David Berlind of ZDNet on Microsoft vs. Adobe and Adobe’s timeline.

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Google To Share Content Partners

Big news today is that Google are planning on openly listing content sites where adverts display for Adwords advertisers. I have criticised Google about this in the past, so its great news to hear that they will finally be introducing more transparency in their ppc network.

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Scoble Drinks the Adobe coffee

The Adobe Engage event is already proving interesting. Ryan Stewart wins the first report to come through Google Blog Search.

Takeaway? Adobe is indeed coming after developers. It’s interesting to hear their positioning vs. Microsoft. My post last week pretty much nailed it. Adobe’s Kevin Lynch says they try to extend the Web where Microsoft looks, he says, to extend Windows.

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Compete Tweaks Search Share Tracking

Hitwise and comScore have been the main sources cited for search engine market share from month to month; Compete has made some changes on its reports that they believe give them a solid alternative to numbers from the other firms.

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Make Your Blog A Superstar by Watching TV

It’s no secret, those with the scoop have a tendency to get all the traffic. If a newspaper gets an inside story, they sell more copies. If a news channel has that one special interview, then they get the viewers. With blogging it’s no different.

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YouTube Content Removal

Rex Sorgatz writes:

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Dell IdeaStorm – Ultimate Customer Feedback Example

Dell IdeaStorm, which launched earlier this month, is the ultimate example of Seth Godin-style “take something good, innovate, and make it great” thinking.

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When Input Gets Erased On Page Load

One of the many annoying web interface bugs is that text you entered in a box while the page is still loading is erased when the page finished loading.

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Christian Long’s son is a cute little Mediasnacker. I like that term. It’s what I’m doing today. Snacking on media.

While snacking on media I found Rick Segal’s post about a fatal mistake a startup made (handing out too many shares before they were funded).

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Sound Bite Blogging

For those people who blog daily or semi daily is there an optimal post length that keeps people reading regularly without feeling overwhelmed?

I fully admit to being a member of the short attention span generation. My life is busy enough I don’t need long introductions, set ups, or window dressing, just give me the goods and let me move on. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve watched a YouTube video and yelled to myself or out loud “get on with it already!”.

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Yahoo Click Throughs On The Rise

Good news came to Yahoo! and it’s advertisers today in the form of a ComScore report. For those of you who read this blog regularly or, to be more accurate, any SEO blog regularly, you’ll recall that back on February 5th Yahoo! launched it’s new advertising system Panama. As one could expect, the changes have been monitored closely by Yahoo!

ComScore today released their finding on the changes in click through rates on Yahoo! ads. And they are:

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Google Advising Sites Of Badware Status

Sites that get flagged as possibly hazardous destinations in Google’s search results will receive notifications from Google about the problem.

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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" and to top it off it did really well.

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Microsoft BPM adds Decision Management

Some of you will no doubt have seen today’s announcement of a Business Process Alliance by Microsoft (their press release is here). Fair Isaac is one of the 10 companies in this alliance (see the Fair Isaac press release here). Interestingly a couple of BPM vendors are also in the 10, including one of Fair Isaac’s partners (Metastorm).

Personally I think this is interesting for several reasons:

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Controlling How Your Site Is Indexed

Over at the Google Blog, Dan Crow is publishing a series of how-to’s about controlling what the Googlebot says about your site through the Robots Exclusion Protocol. This is the cheap-and-easy version.

Don’t Index That Link!

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Digg Ignores the Obscene

Muhammad Saleem picks up on a post by Rathnavibushana, lamenting the moral wasteland that Digg can sometimes be. Do take the time to read both those posts… they’re worth it.

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E-Commerce Sales See Continued Growth

US e-commerce sales were not only healthy for the fourth quarter of 2006 but were at their highest levels in four years according to the US Census Bureau. On an unadjusted basis, sales reached $33.9 billion, up around a third from the third quarter of 2006.

For the fourth quarter of 2006 e-commerce estimate increased 25.0 percent from the previous year while total retail sales increased 4.0 percent in the same period. E-commerce in Q4 2006 comprised 3.3 percent of total sales.

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Turn Your Blog into a Widget

I love it when developers come out with cool, fun stuff and what is more fun than a “widget.” I mean, even the name connotes fun.

No one can deny that the web is being widgetized. That is particularly true of blogs. Typepad has dozens of them, as does WordPress. I just found a site called Widgetbox that allows you to turn your blog into a widget using an easy 1-2-3 step wizard. The beauty of this idea is that it allows your content to be syndicated on other blogs.

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Managing Emerging Brands, Dealing with PR Fallout

It seems that 2007 brings us a “SEOs are teh devil” mantra from a multitude of newly crowned golden children of the web and to be perfectly honest it’s starting to annoy me.

No doubt the likes of Slashdot have already dealt with and got over the impact the SEO industry may or may not have on the operation of their site – having implemented procedures to deal with comment spam, crap submissions and the like, Slashdot is still doing fine.  So why are newer community driven big brand sites so anti-SEO?

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Load Times for Web Pages

I have been experiencing slow website load times over the last little while so I thought I’d investigate and find out what the causes were.

The first tool I used was: Web Page Analyzer which has the ability to analyze all the various components and code blocks of a website. The main areas of importance include:

– Page load time at various Internet connection speeds
– The size and number of objects within the specified page

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Decision Management: A Solution to Seth’s Problem?

Seth Godin had a post recently – Starting over with customer service – and, while I agree with much of his set up I think the solution is different. Why not empower those people collecting good information to give an actual answer?

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Digg Unbans A Select Few Domains

Neil Patel over at ProNet Advertising reports that Digg has, at least a little, pruned its list of banned domains, allowing a few of them back in, presumably on condition of good behavior.

At the top of Patel’s list is SEO Braveheart Lee Odden’s Online Marketing Blog, the banning of which ignited a digital flame war the likes of which haven’t been since the last time a freshman broke ranks in the lunch line.

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Banned Domains Let Back into Digg

It seems Digg has unbanned a list of sites by letting them back in. From what I have noticed here are the sites that have been allowed back in.

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Get Your Prospects to Read What You Want Them to

This is actually a great trick to get people reading exactly what you want them to notice the most in your web copy, literature, brochure, proposal, etc.

People are too busy today to read every word of what you say (especially if they are being sold). If you overdo this little “highlight trick” … it won’t work!

Here is how it work. ………. You highlight it for them. Simple enough?

This can work on your website as well as in your direct mail copy. All you have to say is the following;

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Google Quality Score Update Live

The Inside Adwords Crew have announced that the proposed quality score update has been rolled out today, expecting to last up to 3 or 4 days until complete. The article confirms –

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The Bane of Competitive Webmasters – Complacency

It’s really annoying to suddenly remember I have a few domains of 2-3 years of age, that I actually set up links for – but never had any real content on.

Reason being: complacency.

I bought the domains for an early client, with the aim of setting up a small network for link benefits for them.

However, early success meant the domains went undeveloped.

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Mapping Obsession with Yahoo Mail

In one sense it’s kind of cool that apparent addresses are underlined in Yahoo Mail now, allowing you to generate a map, enter them into a new contact, etc.

However, this thing’s overzealous. Quite often I want to cut and paste some contents of an email, but the underlined text wants to fire up a map instead of behave.

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George Lucas Declares Trademark War On Digg

There’s no balance in the Force with the around, says LucasFilms, who has filed a trademark complaint against the social news site. Diggers haven’t been this torn since they walked out of The Phantom Menace and realized how much it sucked.

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Yahoo Messenger in Mail and Google AJAX News Bar

Yahoo has started integrating Yahoo Messenger into Yahoo Mail, just like Google did with Gmail over a year ago. Because of Yahoo’s cool tabbed IM interface, the IM window is full size, supersized even, making for lots of room for avatars, rich text editing controls, and timestamps.

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Who is Using MySpace?

While I still have a MySpace account I never log in anymore. There was too much spam to deal with. And my girlfriend got so many creepy messages that she had to delete her account.

Generally, to use MySpace much, you have to do one or more of the following:

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Analyzing Flickr

The Future of Communities Blog — Social browsing vs. technology-enabled navigation – The future of communities points us to an interesting academic research paper done analyzing behavior on Flickr.

The paper, written by Kristina Lerman at USC and Laurie Jones at Mills College, looks at how views, faves, and comments are generated at Flickr.

Their conclusion?

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Microsoft’s Digg-Like Site

Microsoft has been running in beta in some foreign markets a website called MSN Reporter that copies many features from the popular Digg website. On MSN Reporter, users share and rate news, rating them up or down with giant “Kicken!” and “Dumpen!” buttons (translated as “Kick it” and “Dump it”).

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How Not to Make the Digg Homepage

Here’s a surefire way of ensuring your site won’t make it to the Digg social news frontpage:

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Google Analytics Help

Keyon Hedayati over at the Google Analytics Blog has posted about a useful option for a Google Analytics Resource: The Google Analytics Forum.

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Adbrite’s InVideo Ads

AdBrite recently introduced  their InVideo Ads. Here are some of the feartures (excerpt from their site):

* Fully customizable video player, easy-to-use, and 100% free

* Brand your videos with your own custom logo "watermark"

* "Split-screen" ads engage users without interrupting viewing experience

* Sharing features promote your site when your videos get "viral"

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Has Blogger Been Hit by an Autogenerating Account Bot?

Over the past few days I’ve been receiving a wave of blog spam from SEO lab – all of it to blogspot accounts – and all built around hyphenated money keywords ending in a seemingly random 2 or 3 alphanumeric characters.

For example:

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Arrington to Interview Ozzie at Mix

Nick Hodge reports that Mike Arrington, of TechCrunch, will interview Ray Ozzie on stage at Mix07.

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OpenID – The Good and Bad

I’ve had some interesting conversations with people lately regarding OpenID. What is OpenID?

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Google Allowing Misrepresented Result Snippets

I’ve asked Google if it’s a "sneaky redirect" per their webmaster guidelines to send some users to a registration page that does not contain the words available in the search results page snippet (the words you searched for).

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Pausing AdWords

Google has now enabled pausing of ads and keywords. The AdWords blog announced that you can pause certain ads and keywords when your inventory was low or have you ever wished you could temporarily stop serving image ads on certain sites during the weekdays.

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Larry Page Talks AI

Larry Page talked about artificial intelligence [Video] at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (keep in mind that Google wants to build the world’s top AI lab, according to their internal goals):

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Instant Messages and Digg Spam

Have you ever submitted a story to a social site like Digg and then messaged a few of your friends through AIM and told them to vote for it? There is nothing wrong with this but they probably know what you are up to, here’s why.

Usually when users vote on stories, they go to the homepage of a site such as, roam around, and then vote on stories they like. But when you spam your AIM buddy list and get people to click on a direct link to a Digg story URL it shows up in Digg’s logs that they came directly to that URL.

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Analytics – Distributed or Centralized

Bella posted an interesting comment today – here – on my post about the opportunity for analytics in which she commented on Tom Davenport’s POV in Competing on Analytics.

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SES London: Targeting Local Search

WebProNews guest correspondent Debbie Harrison has provided us with more coverage of the Search Engine Strategies conference in London. Today’s coverage will focus on local search marketing.

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Jon Udell and His Value to Microsoft

Today Jon Udell is showing you how to blog from Word 2007.

Yes, my Google Reader is working again (it was a munged up Firefox cache or something).

But, anyway, this is something I’ve noticed since leaving Microsoft. When you’re up at Microsoft all you think about is how to work with Microsoft stuff. Conversations like the one Jon is participating in seem normal and commonplace.

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How Do I Add Feedburner to My Site?

Dear Kalena…

Any idea about how to add feed burner to my site? I transferred my blog to my own domain so what is my site feed? Where do i find it?


Kalena’s Answer:

Dear John

Assuming you have already created a Feedburner account, your feedburner address should be:[yourblogname]. If you haven’t created an account yet, simply go to and create one based on your blog info.

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Harmful MyBlogLog Exploit

You know how when you goto peoples websites it knows your there? That is because of your cookie. Unfortunately that same cookie can also be used for a cross site script basically making you execute commands without your knowledge. I do not what to get into the exact code to make this work but I see people are doing it now.

If you look at my profile on MyBlogLog You will see 2 sites that I did not add.

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Habari: New Blog Software to Watch

What is Habari?

It’s a new group that’s building new blog software. Why do I care? Because it’ll be interesting to see what a new group comes up with and because I saw several blogs (especially on Chris Davis‘ blog) mention it today.

I’ve seen this happen several times and new companies almost always result out of the effort.

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Guess Who’s Banned By Digg?

Dave Naffziger of Judy’s Book did some testing and found three of Alexa’s top ten sites were website non grata at Digg, with 183 sites banned in total.

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Google Reader Takes the Day Off?

Google Reader has been having problems all weekend long and I haven’t seen any bloggers talking about them. Why is that? Because the reader part is working great. But the "sharing" part? Everytime today I try to share an item with you I’m getting an error. Is Google hitting scalability problems with its Reader?

Can a few more of those smart PhD’s please help out the Reader team and get the problem fixed? Thanks!

But, I guess it’s fair. Many USA workers are taking the day off because of President’s day.

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Is Your Computer Ready to Spring Forward?

Were you aware that in August of 2005, the United States Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, which makes daylight saving time (DST) start three weeks earlier and end one week later.

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The Analytics Opportunity

Final interesting article in DM Review this month – Dealing with Data: Data Analytics: A Huge Opportunity by Shari Rogalski. She does a nice job of summarizing the research and makes some good points. A couple of things I wanted to highlight:

* You must move to a predictive mindset, not an analyze-the-past mindset. Check out my predictive analytics FAQ if you are not sure what this means

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Removing IE 7

Fun fun fun! I just spent the last 30 mins trying to figure out how to uninstall internet explorer 7 from my pc after finding out its incompatable with the few applications I even keep windows around for.

If you try to do it just by going to add/remove software you wont find it. Here is how you have to do it:

1. Go to Control Panel

2. Click Add or Remove Programs

3. Click Show Updates checkbox

4. Click whatever version of IE7 you have. For example "Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 Preview"

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IdeaStorm – Will Lightning Strike?

I think it’s great that Dell has come out with IdeaStorm, a suggestion site inspired by Digg (and that inspiration is explicily admitted on the site, unlike Yahoo’s recently launched suggestion sites, which caused such a ruckus because they were supposedly a “ripoff” of Digg). And like Rob Hyndman, I think the name is great too.

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Official Windows Mobile Daylight Savings Patch

Microsoft has capitulated to a lot of annoyed and loud customers, releasing a patch for Windows Mobile that fixes the Daylight Saving Time issue. Microsoft is doing this despite the fact that it has always been the responsibility of device makers, they weren’t going to let those companies screw their customers and mess up Outlook Mobile.

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The Week in SEO

I come across a lot of good articles each week that I never get to mention, so I thought I’d join some of the other bloggers in the seo community and offer a few links. I’ve hesitated to do this in the past, because I imagine you’ll already have seen some of these, but I decided to give it a shot and see how it goes.

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Social Media Headline Formulas That Work

Although content is important when you are trying to leverage social media sites like Netscape or Digg, the story title used for the submission maybe as important if not more important. Here are a few types of titles that I have found to be effective.

1. Increase Your [Blank] within [short time period]

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