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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Digg released a new version of the Digg API today, which lets developers write and contribute data via OAuth. This API supports the digging and burying of both stories and comments.
Digg has launched a new homepage voting experiment called Digg Trends. The feature will promote "certain highly active stories" as they are trending, not unlike Twitter’s trending topics.
The feature could give stories a better chance of getting more exposure when they otherwise wouldn’t necessarily made it to the front page. Digg’s Kurt Wilms explains:
Update: Starting today, all StumbleUpon users can access the new interface, according to the company.
Original Article: StubmleUpon launched a big redesign today. The new version of the site comes with a variety of new features, which the company says are designed to make it simpler, searchable, and more social.
Digg has launched a new kind of ad called "Digg Content Ads," which the company describes as widgets that contain previous Digg homepage stories that are relevant to the industry or company being advertised.
To illustrate how this works, Digg provides an example of Adobe testing the concept with banners that utilize popular government-technology stories from Digg’s archive. This is illustrated below:
Update: Digg shared some more details about how its search feature (relaunched earlier this year) works. Sammy on the company blog says:
" We’re using Apache SOLR/Lucene which helped us scale horizontally and solved many of our relevancy issues as well as enabling discovery of new content through facets. Beyond site search, the rich set of features has allowed us build a platform that enables other features such as Related By Source and Related By Keywords."
Digg has introduced some new additions to the Digg API today. The company says with these, developers can create increasingly useful and interesting applications using Digg Data.
One of these new additions is a search endpoint, which utilizes the same search functionality that Digg introduced a couple months ago on its site. Users will be able to use advanced shortcuts, common search tricks, and search by source (domain).
Digg has announced plans to roll out a new advertising platform called Digg Ads. This platform will give users more control over which ads are displayed on the popular site. It’s not ready to go just yet. The pilot will be launching in several months, but it will be "an ongoing work in progress."
Social bookmarking site Mixx is often compared and contrasted with the more popular Digg. While Mixx does not get the traffic that Digg does, it is often cited as a good alternative to the site.
Mixx has recently launched an interesting advertising tool called the Sifter in which advertisers can submit ads and have "elite" members of the Mixx community decide just how effective those ads are. Mixx CEO Chris McGill and another Mixx spokesperson discussed the Sifter with WebProNews.
A while back, StumbleUpon released web stumbling, which is the ability to use the service without having to download the toolbar that has accompanied it for years. The company has now announced some features that expand upon this. The StumbleUpon Team shares them with WebProNews:
Remember in late February when a new Digg Toolbar was uncovered via an image on Flickr? It was said to be coming out to take on StumbleUpon and TinyURL (and similar services) at the same time.
Well now we get a closer look at that as Digg prepares to roll out the DiggBar. Kevin Rose posted about it at Digg the Blog today and included the following video, which shows just what it does.
Fans of Yahoo MyWeb might be disappointed to know that the service is shutting down. A trip to the site will welcome users with the following message:
We are streamlining our bookmark services. As part of this effort Yahoo! will be shutting down MyWeb on March 18, 2009 and moving users to Yahoo! Bookmarks. Your MyWeb bookmarks are already available to you on Yahoo! Bookmarks. You can begin using this new service now or continue using MyWeb until the shutdown date.
I fired some questions at StumbleUpon’s VP of Business Development, John Bryan. We talked about StumbleUpon advertising, the future of social advertising and more. I even tried to get him to spill a few beans about eBay’s interest in selling StumbleUpon. Here it goes…
Chris Crum: What is the benefit to an advertiser to spend money advertising with StumbleUpon as opposed to simply submitting their site like anyone else?
Digg founder Kevin Rose has put up a list of his New Years resolutions. Most of them probably won’t affect many people besides him, but one that sticks out is "Build a Better Digg." His list goes:
– Be mindful
– Build a better Digg
– Start a small tea website
– Video blog
– Fish w/my Dad
– Less drinking
– Make time to date someone seriously
– Run a 5k
Well, some are paying for it directly, but if you don’t want to do that, you can just develop your reputation and basically make friends. That is really what it’s all about.
Everyone knows that Digg is a popularity contest. It can still be a great place to find interesting stories, but it’s not unbiased. You have to know people (or pay them) to get your content enough Diggs to really get noticed by the community at large.
How much do you love your favorite online community? Your favorite social network? Your favorite social bookmarking site? Enough to buy a $5 wallet bottle opener? A $10 beer glass? How about a $185 laptop messenger bag?
digg is evidently pretty confident that its users will be interested in such digg-branded items. The bag, "1337 digg" shirts and boxer shorts are now available. I’m not sure how long the digg Shop has been around, but the "newly remodeled" version is up and running now.
StumbleUpon announced today that it will be rolling out a new design to make the service more accessible to new users. The biggest drawback has always been the fact that users had to install a toolbar to use the service, but with this new design, the need to do so has been eliminated.
Katie Couric isn’t the only vessel connecting Digg to the U.S. presidential candidates.
Nick Nguyen, senior product manager of del.icio.us announced on the del.icio.us blog the release of the "Delicious Bookmarks" add-on that brings with it features from the Firefox add-on, plus some new stuff.
According to Microsoft’s John Martin, Microsoft has launched a preview of its Social Bookmarking Service. This service is available for both MSDN and TechNet.
This new service will not be fully operational in the ‘preview’ version and will only be available in English. However, it will enable the users to:
I’m a recent convert to the benefits of social bookmarking site del.icio.us.
Sure, as an internet marketer I’ve always had a del.icio.us account, but that was only to be used when trying to promote web content. Mid-way through 2007, I actually started using del.icio.us the way it’s supposed to be used, and I love it!
Most SEO’s will advise you to buy an existing site/domain (lots of age benefit), but there are times when you need to start from scratch with a fresh domain.
It can sometimes take a couple of weeks to get a new domain indexed by Google (even longer to start ranking!). In order to speed up the process of getting your site indexed quickly, even in 24 hours, follow the steps outlined below:
1) Create 5 pages of content
Skip the “under construction” page and write several pages of real content, at least a few paragraphs.
When Honeywell began to try out social bookmarking within its own intranet, the company got some attention for the attempt. When Honeywell established a presence in Second Life, it received the same. But, taken together, these beginnings – and their continued existence – make for an interesting picture.
If you have been trying to get traffic to your site without paying for it, you must know by now that participating in online communities is one of the best ways.
Though many bloggers are looking for more eyes on their content, some might be looking for fewer, if they have a tendency to be the target of abusive trolls. Now, Tumblr is adding what it calls a “simple layer of privacy to let you better …
In that’s sure one way to middle finger the competition news, Amazon is about to stop selling the Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast. Apparently, all traces of said devices will be gone from Amazon.com by October 29th. Bloomberg got its hands on a recent letter …
Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and interim CEO, will likely be named permanent CEO very soon. That’s according to sources quoted by Re/code, who say that the announcement could come as soon as Thursday. This does not mean that Dorsey will be giving up his position …
79% of consumers say they will act on Direct Mail immediately, only 45% say the same of Email This infographic illustrates the ROI of direct mail. When you combine direct mail with digital marketing you will increase your response rates, reach more customers and improve …
A lot more businesses are about to have access to the “Buy Now” option on Twitter, potentially ramping up opportunities to makes sales directly from tweets. Is a Twitter buy button something that you’re interested in using or at least experimenting with? Let us know …