Tag: digg

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Lessons Learned — Scaling Social Systems

My charter with Venture Files is to contribute to and promote entrepreneurship and the startup scene around DC in general. Now, as I’ve warned, my posts may reveal my bias towards the Web 2.0 world. (It’s what my startup is about.) But heck — I’m at the Web 2.0 Expo […]

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Interview: Social Media Fills the Need for Human Contact on the Net

Kalen Jordan, a relatively recent connection on the intertubes, approached me last week about doing an interview. I think he thought I was going to say no or that he was going to have to really kiss my butt to get the interview. :-) At any rate, we sat down […]

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The Digg Bury Effect

If you’ve got praise for Microsoft. If you endorse Republican policies. If you believe in helping people optimize their website using SEO. If you have anything positive to say about Netscape, Reddit or Yahoo! Suggestions – it’s time to stop relying on Digg for traffic. Digg has come under increasing […]

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5 Things Digg needs to do or it will die in 2008

The Future of Web Apps (FOWA) conference this week and Kevin’s presentation “The Future of Crowd Generated Media” got me thinking about how long Digg might last or stay relevant. Granted, Jason Calcanis wrote a month ago about how Digg would “die a death of 1000 cuts”. He is right […]

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The Digg Mob

As demonstrated by the chaos that ensued on “the HP thread”, the Digg mob is essentially a classless, shameless group. I guess they have every right to be. But the reality is that people take on personalities and alter-egos far different than they most likely have in real life. This […]

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