Archive for the 'Blogosphere' Category

How To Translate The New Into The Old

In this article, we examine why it is so hard to translate the new forms of marketing into old media results. And what to do in order to be able to have the right kind of results.

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The Unwisdom of crowds, Introduction

After reading Marc Fawzi’s articles on the wisdom of crowds, we were confronted with the unwisdom of crowds, which is actually the mob mentality. It has been proven that the more people are together, the less intelligent decisions will be taken because of mob mentality.

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Towards Digg 3.0, a true Digg Nation

In this article, we examine the impact of the new features launched by digg recently and what they need to do to change market arenas and move forward in the next few months. Also we examine what Calacanis has been doing with Netscape’s memedigger.

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Memediggers, a series of examples

In this post, we examine the memediggers that are available. There are always new ones popping up. These sites enable users to submit links and stories, which are then voted upon by the community of users. The more stories and links are liked, the higher they move up to the front page. Getting “dugg” can generate huge amounts of traffic.

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Keotag, multiple engine and service tag search and generator

It has been demonstrated that tag words are important to be able to develop correct ontologies. This fact is compounded by the large number of different tags and the way that they are used. For some order to appear in all this chaos, inheritance and classes of tags need to be established and standardized for it to work.

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State of the blogosphere

David Sifry, CEO and founder of Technorati, has posted an interesting article in April about the state of the blogosphere. He also posted a follow-up article in the month of May 2006.

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News from the Spanish Blogosphere

We have been made aware of a Spanish memedigger called Menéame. It’s currently in beta form and looks quite polished.

A great post on the state of the blogosphere in general and the Spanish blogosphere by Recuerdos del día de mañana, which translates into Memories from the morning of the day. For the Spanish speakers, here is a direct link to the post in question. For the others, a translated version. The article goes back and tackles some of the issues breached by Jason Calacanis and his attempt to hire the best users of digg and other memediggers to work for Netscape.

Bohamled, author of the blog, also makes a parallel to the Spanish memedigger Menéame and how he realizes that there must be a Menéame mafia, similar to the digg mafia and how that must influence the Spanish blogosphere. He mourns the loss of objectivity when these types of moves are made by corporation such as AOL and Netscape.