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Tired of Digg & Reddit?

One of the great things about Web 2.0 is that when you get tired for what ever reason of a site, it is usually simple to roll your own site to meet your needs, and probably the needs of many other people.

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.

Who Gets the Majority of Your On-line Attention?

It just occurred to me that if I look at the on-line services I used most, there’s not really a clear winner when it comes to who gets the bulk of my online attention. Here’s the current list along with the current owner of each (since 3 of the 4 were acquisitions):

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.

Say Yea, Nay To Reddit’s Ads

"Brace yourself, ads are coming" – and you can vote on them.  Of course, you may choose to give every single one a thumbs down, but that’s Reddit’s problem.  They’re the ones with the new ads, and they’re the ones with the new voting system.

Bad or Good? – Wrong Question

Aaron Swartz is an interesting guy. One of the co-founders of Reddit, the Digg-like recommendation engine that was recently bought by the Conde Nast magazine-publishing empire, his blog often has long and thoughtful posts with a refreshingly different perspective. His latest is no exception: In a post entitled “Everything Good is Bad For You,” he writes about what he sees as the downside of Web services like Twitter, and even Reddit itself.

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.

A Little Help From Your Friends on Reddit

Reddit is one of the most difficult social sites to get your content popular on. It can drive thousands of visitors to websites and hundreds of links, but the question is how can you get to the top of the homepage so you can get the traffic and links?

We already know that good content and attractive post titles can really help get a story to the top of social sites. Another obviously important factor that helps a story get to the top is the amount of votes it gets. On most social sites, the friends feature can help a story get a large amount of votes in a short amount of time. If you are not too familiar with the friends feature that social sites have, it is the feature that allows one user to befriend other users.

A Nifty Keyword Cleaning Tool
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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 SEObook.com, created and
made available a “Keyword List Cleaner Tool” that helps organize
those vision-blurring lists.

J’accuse! Wired Attacked Over Digg Story
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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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Dave Pasternack SEO Contest Comes to an End

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

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.

Google Ad Sales Head Quits

Patrick Keane, the head of advertising sales strategy at Google has called it quits. Now he will become executive VP and chief marketing officer at CBS Interactive. Keane served at Google for more than four years. Before joining Google, Keane was a VP and senior analyst at Jupiter Research.

A press release reports:

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.

SiliconValleyWatcher’s Silicon Valley Minute Project

Tom Foremski, he of SiliconValleyWatcher, has teamed with Elizabeth Safran to launch a new project called Silicon Valley Minute.

Learn About Your Cookies

A fellow Right Media employee, friend, and one of the smartest ad guys I know named Mike Nolet is now blogging at MikeOnAds.com.

Search Engines Need Not Display All Ads

Eric Goldberg gives a summary of the final verdict in Langdon v. Google. He explains a court decision  which implies how search engines do not have to display all of the ads.

Children’s Charity Sets Up in Habbo Hotel

While the focus this week on virtual communities has been on Second Life, with news of developer Electric Sheep’s $7 million tie-up with CBS and others, here’s news of one organization’s plans for another virtual community.

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.”

WiFi Users Online More

Those busy folks over at the Pew Internet and American Life Project have released a study showing that people with WiFi access tend to spend more time online than those tethered to a hard-wired connection.

Thirty-four percent of Interet users have gone online using WiFi, with most of them using hotspots away from home or work. Details here.

From a communications standpoint, the first implication that leaps to mind is the potential for internal communications.