All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Social Bookmarking’

Delicious: Forget The Browser Extensions. Use The Bookmarklet.

It wasn’t that long ago that Delicious’ tombstone was all but chiseled. Then Avos (from the founders of YouTube) stepped in to save the day. This was generally applauded by users, when the announcement came last April. But then in September when the site relaunched with its “stacks” concept, the applause died down. Hard core users were not happy with …

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Delicious Acquires

The new Delicious was launched back in September, and while some of us liked the direction the site was taking, I think it’s safe to say that the redesign was not a big hit with the majority of the site’s established community. Avos (the company from YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen), which acquired Delicious from Yahoo earlier this …

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New Delicious Not a Big Hit With Users of Old Delicious

I wasn’t already using Delicious before they unveiled the redesign this week, so I’m not missing anything that was there before. That said, I’ve known about Delicious for years. I’ve checked it out from time to time, but just never found it all that appealing. I’m guessing I wasn’t alone, which could be why it almost died before Yahoo sold …

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Reddit Becomes Independent of Condé Nast

Condé Nast has spun out Reddit as an independent company, though its parent company still owns it all. On the Reddit blog, Erik Martin writes, “This change is all about setting up reddit so that it can better handle future growth and opportunities. When reddit was acquired in October 2006 by Condé Nast, it was receiving about 700k page views …

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Delicious Lives On Without Yahoo, Courtesy of YouTube Founders

Yahoo announced today that YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have acquired Delicious, and that they will keep the site up and running. A statement on the Delicious blog says: As creators of the largest online video platform, they have firsthand experience enabling millions of users to share their experiences with the world. They are committed to running and …

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Resources to Help You Migrate Away From Delicious

By now, you’ve probably heard the unfortunate news. Yahoo is sunsetting Delicious (and a few other platforms).

Folks are upset (or maybe disappointed is a better word). I’m one of them. I’ve come to rely on Delicious as my primary bookmarking system (not so much on the social side). And now I’m left looking for alternatives.

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No Real Social Media Plan? Try Starting With This.

Coming up with a social media plan isn’t always the easiest thing to do for businesses. There are so many factors that come into play, even beyond the landscape of communities that actually exist. For example, business leaders need to ask questions like: How much time should be spent interacting with social media sites? How many people should be representing the company on social sites? How much of their time should be dedicated to it? Should it be the full-time job of one person? The full-time jobs of more people? Only part of the job for a lot of people? Etc. Etc. Etc. 

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StumbleUpon Starts Taking Video More Seriously

StumbleUpon has launched a new version of StumbleUpon Video aimed at personalized video discovery. The company says its recommendation system has been "fine-tuned" to better personalize the viewing experience. 

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Digg Users Sure Dig Digg Competitor Reddit

Update: Digg Founder Kevin Rose has made the following statements on Twitter:

We’re working hard to fix the source diversity part of the digg algorithm, more news soon…

We want to ensure diversity of sources, and we’re working on that now…

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Cheezburger Network Offers to Buy Reddit

Ben Huh, who runs the Cheezburger Network, has offered to buy Reddit. This comes after Condé Nast, which owns Reddit, rejected Prop 19 ads on the site (Facebook also rejected them).

Yesterday, Reddit posted the following message:

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Here’s an Invitation to the New Digg

Digg is giving out invitations to the new Digg. Specifically, it’s giving out handfuls of invitations to publishers to offer to their readers.

"We want to see all publishers experience the same success, so we’re providing every publisher, big or small, with a chance to invite their readers to the new Digg, before our GA launch," says Michael Cieri.

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Digg Updates iPhone App – More Stable, Better Twitter/Facebook Integration

Digg has launched an update to its iPhone app, which comes with better Twitter and Facebook integration and improved stability.

Digg lists the following as key changes in the app:

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Reddit Sets a Price for “Gold” Version that it Used to Ask for Donations With

Last week, Reddit announced Reddit Gold, a paid version of its service that would cost whatever users were willing to pay. This was essentially Reddit’s way of asking for donations to help with its operating costs, and giving those donors a little something extra.

It didn’t take long for Reddit to declare the initiative a triumph, saying, "We’re getting a much-needed cash infusion."

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Reddit Taking Donations for Reddit Gold (and Gettting Them)

Update: Reddit is already calling the effort a triumph and says, "We’re getting a much-needed cash infusion."

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Digg Updates iPhone App

Update: Digg announced several changes to the recently released iPhone app today. These include:

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Digg Dropping DiggBar, Unbanning Domains

Just yesterday, news of Digg CEO Jay Adelson stepping down came out of nowhere, and Founder Kevin Rose was announced to be stepping in. It didn’t take long for some changes to start being made.

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Digg CEO Steps Down, Founder Steps in

Digg CEO Jay Adelson has announced he is stepping down from the position to pursue some entrepreneurial concepts of his own. He’s served for five years, and will be replaced in the interim, by Digg Founder Kevin Rose.

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Digg Launches Android App, Announces Hiring

Last week Digg launched its iPhone app, along with an iPad contest. Now, Digg has launched its Android App.

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New Digg Buttons Keep Traffic With Publishers

Digg has launched some new Digg Buttons and a widget generator for publishers, which the company refers to as updated tools to improve speed, usability and flexibility of integrations for publishers. A representative for Digg tells WebProNews the updated tools are "one of the many steps we’re taking in advance of the official release of the new version of Digg to make the user experience more inviting and the publisher experience more customized and measurable."

The new version of Digg was recently unveiled at SXSW.

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