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Building a social web workflow


By far the biggest problem associated with social networking and social media is their capacity for being a major temporal sink hole, whereby we can pour our time and effort in and get very little back in return. That’s certainly what a lot of newbie socneters tell me — but it needn’t be that way, not with a little effort, because in the end it’s the difference between aimless and effortless…


Social Media bigger than Google’s search business?


Social Media is redefining how we not only write our content, but how we distribute and interact with it. Google are presently trying to get a fix on Social Media in a way that relates to the rest of their business. But I’m reminded of a mountain and a guy called Mohammed…


Social Media: the natural choice for inorganic traffic


As a ‘blogger, the flow of traffic I receive is either ‘natural’ (web directories, search engines, other ‘blogs), or it’s from Social Media venues (StumbleUpon, Digg, Reddit et cetera). But given how Social Media is maturing as a legitimate marketing method, why is the traffic it generates deemed unnatural? Much has been said recently about […]


Search to get a social Sproose up?


If I had more time, I’d have written a similar web application to Sproose myself. It’s that next logical step, and it’s got that immediate it’s-about-damn-time factor about it. What am I talkin’ about? I’m talkin’ about search with a splash of democracy about it, that’s what… I happened upon Sproose, the user-powered search engine […]


Big websites of 2006 making a noise


If you want to know who was hot and who was not in 2006, ‘The 50 loudest websites in 2006 and what made them successful’ is a must read. Not only does the article cover the who but also the why and for what reason. Interestingly, it would appear that Reddit beat Digg to the […]