Digg vs. Wired – Does Integrity Exist in Social Media?

In case there was any doubt as to the growing importance of social community tools that rate popular web pages, there’s been a flurry of press this week that raises up some pretty interesting issues. First, I saw an article in the Wall Street Journal (thanks, Tom!) all about “The Wizard of Buzz,” all about… Read more »

Five Essentials for Web Success

Well, I’m going to change things up and instead of writing a lengthy, philosophical article on the direction of the web, I’m going to focus on a couple practical, concrete ideas to help build success now. In no particular order, and not to the exclusion of anything not mentioned, here they are: 1. Say something… Read more »

It’s Web 2.0, you Digg?

Following-up on my earlier post this week on social media, I “stumbled upon” an article today comparing StumbleUpon with Digg, Google, MySpace and other Web 2.0 sites. It’s an amazing age where relatively unknown websites can rise to popularity very quickly — Digg and Del.icio.us are, for example, relative newcomers themselves and rarely known outside… Read more »

What does social media have to do with me?

The rapidly changing terrain of the Internet has its peaks and its lows, its fads and its one-hit wonders. Yet, as the role that this medium plays in our society changes on an almost daily basis, the newest relationship to technology rocked the boat enough for Time Magazine to name us people of the year… Read more »