The social aspects of sites like Digg, Netscape and Newsvine often provide the most rewarding experiences of the site. Being social is also a sure-fire way to move up the rankings and gain respect within the communities. There is a point, however, where being social can be construed as gaming the site. So where does being social end and gaming begin? [Read more…]
With a new year comes new opportunities and a chance to set goals for the year to come. Here is a grab-bag of new year’s resolutions for Netscapers, Diggers, Redditers, etc. If everyone took on a couple of these, the world of socially driven news would be a better place by the end of 2007. [Read more…]
It was a breakthrough year for social bookmarking. Several big new players burst on the scene. Participation in social bookmarking sites exploded. Social news sites got their foot in the door of the most mainstream news sites on the web. Social bookmarkers saw green in a variety of ways. Controversies abounded more frequently within communities as the year went by.
Digg has rolled out a whack of new features. So many, in fact, that it prompted many to ask “is this v4?” However, no one from the Digg camp has referred to this as a new version, so lets not go there.
With this upgrade came some new features, some features removed and left us scratching our head about the whereabouts of some oft-promised vapor-features. [Read more…]