MyBlogLog equates SMOs with spammers

MyBlogLog just rolled out some nifty new tagging features today and in the process decided to slap some of their most ardent supporters and advocates in the face. Thanks folks.

The unsung power of outbound links

The W3C recommendation for HTML 4.01, refers to links as “one of the primary forces driving the success of the Web.” The ability to link to external resources is so fundamental to the Web’s success all you really have without it is an online library. Links make the Internet a social network. They are the […]

Obama’s MySpace page: Getting Owned in Social Media

U.S. Presidential Candidate Barack Obama is embroiled in controversy over how he obtained his MySpace page. Although some of the details are under dispute by both parties, it seems that generally what happened is…

PlugIM Button for Google Toolbar

PlugIM is a Digg-style social media site for internet marketers. There is a lot of great stuff there and I’ve been looking for a Google Toolbar button so that it would be easier for me to submit stories to it as well, but came up empty and so I’ve created one.

Mayday, mayday! The tale of Digg’s perfect storm and the pirate captain Kevin Rose

May Day 2007 started out as a typical day at Digg. Hordes of diggers were recommending tales of Ubuntu, Apple and Wii. Weary search marketers were cursing as usual at seeing their perfectly legitimate pieces of diggbait buried by mysterious hands. Then all of a sudden it hit – the perfect storm.