Not All Advice Is Golden

July 30th, 2009 |

There are Social Media enthusiasts, Social Media Professionals, and those so called “Exthusiasts;” half expert, half enthusiast. If you are knowledgeable regarding Social Media, one thing that is continually stressed is to make sure that the content you are providing is relevant to your readers. Professional bloggers suggest, in numerous cases, that the best way to provide relevant content is via a list, such as “10 Social Media Mistakes to Avoid,” or “Five Methods to Gain Twitter Followers.”

Speaking from personal experience, these lists are either very helpful, exposing readers to new tools or methods of increasing readers, or they’re pretty much worthless. Social Media’s strength is providing relevant, fresh, and interesting information at little or no cost to readers. The problem with this is that we are now inundated with great information that is never read. What I mean by this is that when we are skimming blogs or Social Media sites for interesting items that will aid our own Social Media efforts, it is nearly impossible to read everything we come across. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jeff Louis

Twitter + Digg = Twittley

April 2nd, 2009 |

Anyone who has been around social media long enough knows how successful and powerful is.  For those of you who don’t live in front of your computer like me, or thought “digging” is something you do with a shovel, I’ll let you slide and give you a brief synopsis of what Digg is all about.  In a nutshell, Digg is a social media site where users share content they find online.  Other Digg users vote, or “digg” links, stories, videos, or sites submitted by users to Digg.  If a story is “dugg” enough, then it becomes popular and has a chance to land on the Digg homepage for millions of visitors to see.  If you are lucky enough to land on the Digg homepage, you better have a nice bandwidth limit on your hosting account.

Ok, enough about Digg…if you want o know more about it, just visit their site and look around.

In the social media world, Digg is a proven force among the online world.  We also know that Twitter is also a force to be dealt with.  But what would happen if you take to proven model of Digg and center it around the power of Twitter?  Well you get one very strong idea for a potentially powerful website.

Here is where steps in to put the power of Digg and Twitter together.  Twittley is essentially like Digg, but Read the rest of this entry »

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