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Digg Gets into the Content Theft Business

April 4, 2009 John 4

Digg goes beyond link sharing to outright content theft. Will the new toolbar help generate revenue or alienate users and force publishers to get their pitchforks out? I vote for pitchforks!


Twitter’s Eternal September and the Hunt for Spring

March 31, 2009 John 0

Twitter Enters the eternal September – even CNN is talking about it. Can you get more mainstream than that? There is an odd relationship between early adoption and mainstream online services, and the tension there helps promote the evolution of the internet.

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Furl is Done – Absorbed by Diigo

March 18, 2009 John 3

Furl bites the dust and is absorbed whole by Diigo – a once rival social bookmarking community. What does this mean for webmasters – how do the two compare in terms of SEO? Is the fate of Furl soon to follow other social media sites – especially ones for bookmarking?

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Bookmarking Your Posts and Pages

March 5, 2009 John 0

When you’ve got some interesting content on your site, you’re going to want to promote it. One of the most effective ways to do so is to submit your link to a social bookmarking site – but be careful, you could be shouted out of the room if you bring nothing to the conversation other than self-promotion.

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Social Bookmarking is the New Web Directory

December 23, 2008 John 1

Web directories are obsolete, and they have been replaced by the social bookmarking site. Bookmarking provides value to surfers and democratic quality signals for the search engines that directories just don’t deliver

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Rockstar? Narcissist? I Feel Like a Gas Station Owner

December 15, 2008 John 2

Social Media Rockstar has an interesting post that could cause any blogger a moment of introspection. Are you an internet rockstar? A self-absorbed narcissist? I realized I’m more like a small gas station owner on the side of the information super-highway, and maybe this isn’t such a bad place to be..