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Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic
"tl;dr version

1. The sharing you see on sites like Facebook and Twitter is the tip of the 'social' iceberg. We are impressed by its scale because it's easy to measure.

2. But most sharing is done via dark social means like email and IM that are difficult to measure.

3. According to new data on many media sites, 69% of social referrals came from dark social. 20% came from Facebook.

4. Facebook and Twitter do shift the paradigm from private sharing to public publishing. They structure, archive, and monetize your publications."
icq  usenet  online  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  joshschwartz  theunseenmass  theunseen  darknet  stumbleupon  digg  ycombinator  reddit  twitter  facebook  im  email  sharing  social  history  web  socialmedia  2012  alexismadrigal  sarkmatter  darksocial 
october 2012 by robertogreco
How Digg Was Saved in Just Six Weeks
"A scant six weeks after the site was dumped for peanuts, it was reborn. But it wasn't just given a spit shine—Digg is unrecognizable. Digg is foreign. Digg is... really, really pretty? And useful? Where was all of the spam, the lobotomized commenting, and the rehashed Reddit fodder? Gone. Instead you'll see big, bright, boxy graphics—think Pinterest—and a selection of the day's most interesting news, with an emphasis on tech—think what Digg was supposed to be before it was horrid. All in six weeks. The truth is, it wasn't so much determination as much as desperation…

Digg was an embarrassment. And yet, a tiny team of ten was able to turn it into what you see now in fewer than two months.

A lot of people might find this discouraging. Nobody really wanted Digg to come back. Nobody missed it. And besides, everyone just goes to Reddit anyway—and good luck beating that. But to the team who took on the work, it was a challenge made exciting by its absurdity…"
socialmedia  community  sambiddle  gizmodo  change  reddit  davidweiner  betaworks  johnborthwick  digg  2012  design 
october 2012 by robertogreco
Momento - diary writing for iPhone and iPod touch
"With Momento in your pocket you can write your diary ‘on the go’, capturing moments whenever you find the time. A beautiful interface coupled with powerful tagging, makes it quick and easy to write about your day and browse moments from your past…

Connect Momento with popular web services to fill your diary with your online activity. In minutes Momento can build a record of each day, using the information and media you have shared online. A fast, effective and effortless way to record your life."

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momento  lastfm  rss  digg  youtube  vimeo  flickr  instagram  gowalla  foursquare  facebook  twitter  notetaking  diaries  software  ios  journals  applications  iphone 
august 2012 by robertogreco
13 ways of looking at Medium, the new blogging/sharing/discovery platform from @ev and Obvious » Nieman Journalism Lab
"Degrading authorship is something the web already does spectacularly well. Work gets chopped and sliced and repurposed. That last animated GIF you saw — do you know who made it? Probably not. That infonugget you saw on Gawker or The Atlantic — did it start there? Probably not. Sites like Buzzfeed are built largely on reshuffling the Internet, rearranging work into streams and slideshows.

It’s been a while since auteur theory made sense as an explanation of the web. And you know what? We’re better for it. In a world of functionally infinite content, relying on authorship doesn’t scale. We need people to mash things up, to point things out, to sample, to remix."

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danahboyd  ownership  contents  design  fftisa  jeffreyzeldman  svbtle  branch  digg  pyra  petermerholz  davewiner  audience  collections  scalability  gawker  buzzfeed  auteurtheory  auteurs  rearrangement  jasonkottke  johngruber  deanallen  joshmarshall  ezraklein  anildash  jackdorsey  evanwilliams  louisck  huffingtonpost  theblaze  talkingpointsmemo  tpm  politico  internet  publishing  web  online  pinterest  tumblr  twitter  odeo  blogger  joshuabenton  obviouscorp  2012  authorship  medium  scale 
august 2012 by robertogreco
Adding Bookmarklets on iPad and iPhone
"I made this page out of frustration. There is simply no easy way to add bookmarklets to your iPad or iPhone. I blagged a little about that here.

I don't use Safari on my desktop, so I don't sync my bookmarks to my iDevices. So I took a few minutes to copy the Javascript from all my bookmarklets and made this iPhone/iPad formatted page with all the Javascript in a selectable textarea for each bookmarklet. This way I could open up the page on my gadgets, and in about 5 minutes have all of my important bookmarklets loaded into Safari on both my iPad and my iPhone.

I know this is far from ideal, and even further from anything resembling a solution, but until some smart person comes up with a way around this, or until Apple adds some better bookmark management or add-on capabilities to mobile Safari this will have to do for now."
ipad  iphone  bookmarklets  howto  ios  aggregator  instapaper  facebook  evernote  digg  reddit  stumbleupon  translation  googlereader  posterous  via:preoccupations 
january 2011 by robertogreco
…My heart’s in Accra » What if search drove newspapers?
"My concern is this – we’ve got great tools to help us find what we’re interested in online – search engines. We’re building strong tools to let us see what our friends and people who share our interests are interested in – Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Digg. Who’s building tools to help us encounter stories we didn’t know we were interested in, and which our friends haven’t already found? Who’s building online tools that go beyond search and social towards serendipity?"
ethanzuckerman  future  journalism  newspapers  search  serendipity  diversity  online  internet  web  twitter  facebook  reddit  digg 
july 2010 by robertogreco
Digg: The Digg iFrame Toolbar is Dead / Unbanning Domains | Digg About
"Here are a couple updates regarding the DiggBar (iFrame toolbar) and banned sites. Note: These changes will not take place until the launch of Digg v4, sign up for the beta here.
framing  digg  abouttime  censorship  filters  banning  2010  urlshortening 
april 2010 by robertogreco
MediaShift Idea Lab . Our Friends Become Curators of Twitter-Based News | PBS
"Maybe I am the outlier here, the one who spends too much time reading news and too much time following the evolution of thought and interests of certain individuals. But I also feel like this is a general trend for everyone - that we all are increasingly depending on individuals and not organizations to curate the day's news for us."
socialmedia  digg  news  reddit  twitter  curation  filters  feeds  information  blogging  blogs  davidsasaki 
april 2010 by robertogreco
Gwibber in Launchpad
"Gwibber is an open source microblogging client for GNOME developed with Python and GTK. It supports Twitter,, StatusNet, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, FriendFeed, and Qaiku."
flickr  jaiku  linux  microblogging  twitter  socialnetworking  facebook  digg  blogging  python  opensource  ubuntu 
march 2010 by robertogreco
A CMO's Guide To The Social Media Landscape |
"Social media marketing is expected to dominate this year -- so much so that 81% of CMOs plan to link their annual revenues to their social media investment, according to a recent survey by The CMO Club and Bazaarvoice. But the growing list of online social media sites makes choosing the right route complicated. From Facebook to YouTube to Digg and beyond, which media outlets will net the most bang for the buck in terms of customer communication, brand exposure, traffic, and SEO?"
seo  twitter  facebook  flickr  linkedin  youtube  digg  stumbleupon  reddit 
february 2010 by robertogreco
disambiguity - » Social literacy - does ‘karma gaming’ matter?
"When I think about my experience of Twitter - I know there are a bunch of people out there who are very interested in having huge lists of followers. I guess it’s an ego thing. For the rest of us though, we get our value from Twitter from a much smaller group of more carefully selected individuals.

And we’re literate about ‘the numbers’ when evaluating people to include in our network. A common behaviour is to compare the ‘following’ to ‘followers’ numbers - if the ratio is screwed far toward ‘following’ then proceed with caution (or, more likely, don’t follow!)"
socialnetworking  socialnetworks  twitter  slashdot  digg  networks  gaming  karma 
september 2008 by robertogreco
Nearly a million users, and no spam or trolls -
"any online community system ever created - Usenet, The WELL, IRC, Slashdot, Digg...have dealt w/ core problem of idiots on Internet...Twitter w/ ~million members, thriving community, lots of discussions...doesn't have spam/troll issues...pretty amazing."
twitter  trolls  spam  filtering  digg  usenet  thewell  irc  slashdot  microblogging  socialnetworking  socialsoftware  community  internet  web  online  users  social 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Digg, Wikipedia, and the myth of Web 2.0 democracy. - By Chris Wilson - Slate Magazine
"Despite the fairy tales about participatory culture of Web 2.0, direct democracy isn't feasible at scale on which these sites operate. Still, it's curious to note these sites seem to have hierarchical structure of old-guard institutions they've sought to
wisdomofcrowds  democracy  crowdsourcing  wikipedia  digg  web2.0  meritocracy  media  technology  socialmedia  elitism  criticism 
february 2008 by robertogreco
The downside of a good idea
"Goldstone found that fully connected groups performed best when solving simple problems. Small world groups, however, performed better on more difficult problems. For these problems, truism "The more information, the better" is not valid."
collaboration  digg  socialnetworks  strategy  problemsolving  economics  engineering  science 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Web 2.0 workplaces [PICS] - UADDit
"Web 2.0 is special. And so are the places that make it happen. Here's how the offices of web 2.0 companies look like. I've also added descriptions to each site in case you've been living in a bubble and don't know what they do."
web2.0  workplace  workspace  productivity  space  design  work  flickr  twitter  lastfm  digg  linkedin  offices  photography  business  facebook  ethnography  interiors  geek  furniture  craigslist  mozilla  joost  jaiku  netvibes  reddit  workspaces 
january 2008 by robertogreco
DIGG button
"The Digg button is a very simple beginner electronics that teaches how to solder and program microcontroller."
arduino  electronics  digg 
january 2008 by robertogreco
20 Ways To Aggregate Your Social Networking Profiles
"Social network aggregators is a relatively new breed of applications which try to consolidate all your various social networking profiles into one, with varying success. Let’s check out 20 biggest competitors in this field."
aggregator  socialnetworking  social  socialsoftware  internet  profile  tools  onlinetoolkit  online  profiles  digg  flickr  identity  myspace  software  youtube  twitter  networking  personal 
july 2007 by robertogreco
"Social meter scans the major social websites to analyze a webpage's social popularity. Currently we scan Bloglines,, Digg, Google, Rojo, Shadows,Technorati and Yahoo My Web."
socialnetworks  socialsoftware  traffic  trends  statistics  tracking  reputation  popular  digg  bookmarks 
february 2007 by robertogreco

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