A Social Network for Social Media (brilliant!)

Social Media Social NetworkStrange. It’s one of those things that pops up and you think, “was there really nothing like this before?”

That is what comes to mind when you look at the Social Media Social Network at Social News Central.  It is a simple Ning site, but it has started off very strong.  With 160 members joining since its recent creation and a member list that boasts “heavy hitters” from social media websites like Digg, StumbleUpon, Propeller, and Mixx, Social News Central promises growth and a world of potential. [Read more...]

Lost in a Sea of Shouts: 7 Ways Digg can Fix the System

The shout system has been a roller coaster ride of emotion for me.

  • First impressions: “WAY Cool. Now I can talk to friends and if I have something that I really want to get out to the peeps, I can!”
  • Second impression: “Oh s**t, here come the spammers.”
  • Third impression: “Hey, the spam seems to work! A ton of them are hitting the front page. I better give it a try.”
  • Fourth impression: “Damn. It’s not as effective anymore. People are ignoring their shouts.”
  • Current impression: “The system is a broken one, but by golly it can be fixed…”

And here’s how:

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