READER COMMENTS ON
"Can You DIGG It? (And REDDIT it?)"
(7 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 4/10/2009 @ 2:51 pm PT...
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 4/10/2009 @ 5:10 pm PT...
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 4/11/2009 @ 11:33 am PT...
I am often the first one to post to BB stories to Digg. Which is a hassle because they make you jump through a few hoops, and the process takes a minute or two. If you're not the first one in, it's far easier--one click does it provided you stay logged in on your computer.
I don't bother with Reddit. Should we favor one over the other?
Brad, also, consider a Facebook presence. There is a *ton* of progressive activity, blogging and fund-raising on FB, much of which is FB-specifici, including many EI groups all with lists so they can blast stories to their entire groups easily. I often cross-post your stories to my FB page which get a lot of play you would not have gotten otherwise. BB needs to have a FB page and should also include 1-click FB 'post to profile' button like HuffPo has. Right now you can use FB's Links feature to post stories on your FB page, and that's relatively easy, but not as easy as the one-click 'share on Facebook' command HuffPo and other sites have.
FB has become THE go-to intranet and not having a presence there I believe undercuts BB's efficacy.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
Jeannie Dean in LA-13
said on 4/11/2009 @ 1:05 pm PT...
....YEA, Brad-Fly!(Trumpet Sounds): The importance of this action from every reader here can not be over-stated. DIGG and REDDIT and rating sites like it are a critical cog in the potential funding wheel for the future of the new media business model, still in it's larvae phase. Future advertising dollars will be bartered and gleefully spent based on which site can boast the most eyeballs, and they will look to such sites as automatic green light indicators.
Yes, it takes a second or two, but this is a battle for the future of our very search engines! If every wildly insightful mind who read the Bradblog rated, digg(ed), reddited, buzzed up, or stumbled upon even just one of the Pulitzer-Prize worthy articles you do, not only might it better preserve the foundation of net neutrality, but it would continue to hold accountable those voices with better distribution deals for misrepresenting the facts, obfuscating and outright lying - or in Glen Beck's case, INCITING something grim and delusional. At best it's stupidity, at worst, it's violent stupidity.
I submit that as an exercise in the bizarre motif, we collectively choose one of Brad's outstanding articles to "flash mob" them with, and see how we might impact it's Global search engine rating/ if it's picked up by any other media outlets/ track it's resulting progress daily, etc.
Ideally, such experimentations could lead to real changes in Brad's life and career; giving us all a self-sustaining news source we can trust, without little pissers-of-time-eaters like 'facts' getting muddled.
We should do so before the search engines are even more shamefully gamed. (Great link, GW.)
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 4/11/2009 @ 1:59 pm PT...
I do not know what the goal of Beck and other neo-cons is. I have come to the conclusion that they are part of the anti-American "troops" that Bush/Cheney warned us about. They totally hate America.
I often digg your articles, or cross post them on Face Book.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 4/14/2009 @ 2:27 pm PT...
I just signed up at Reddit. I notice when I refresh a Reddit page referring to a Brad Blog article, the numbers of up and down votes change each time but not by much. Is this a ratio, such as 7 votes up to every 5 votes down begets a score of 2 points?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 4/16/2009 @ 12:01 pm PT...
This is gonna make glen's head explode, AGAIN!!
Prop H8'ers, you reap what you sow...
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