Category Digg

The Thing About Digg

I’ve never really used Digg in a big way – always thought it wasn’t my place, my demographic, whatever. But after the first day of Danny Sullivan’s SMX Social Media conference I realize that it needs to be a channel that I evaluate for any social media strategy.

The first day of the conference was very Digg-focused and a lot of the panelists were really knowledgeable and forthcoming. It was really interesting to hear about linkbaiting campaigns and what did and did not work.

I also got to meet (thru Twitter, a response to a blog post, a very thoughtful email response and then in person!) Tamar Weinberg, a Digg Top 100 user. She gave a great presentation on the Social News Sites panel and she’s passionate – without the Rose-colored glasses – about Digg. Really passionate.

So tonight I’m spending some time on Digg and looking for the conversations that I’ll be interested in. Looking forward to it!

A Social-Networking Service With a Velvet Rope – New York Times

Great story on Pownce in yesterday’s NY Times -

I’ve been on Powne for about a month and, while it hasn’t integrated into my life as easily as Twitter has, I’ve found new “friends” (different from Twitter and Jaiku). And I have noticed my use growing in the last 2 weeks. So it’ll be interesting – especially in light of Twitter’s new VC money – to see how these two services evolve.

A Social-Networking Service With a Velvet Rope – New York Times: “”

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A Social-Networking Service With a Velvet Rope
By JASON PONTIN

Published: July 29, 2007
The hottest startup in Silicon Valley — minutely examined by bloggers, panted after by investors — is Pownce, but only a chosen few can try out its Web site.

(Via NYTimes.com.)

EDIT: Epicenter – Wired Blogs has posted a reaction to the NYTimes article, “Kevin Rose Pwns The NY Times“. They compare Kevin Rose to Steve jobs, and make the point that the NYTimes didn’t speak to Rose when writing the article (does this make it more of an opt-ed piece?).