Friday, September 12, 2008

New Look

Well, just a little added feature. I've added a button on each post that lets you recommend it to "Digg", which is kind of a word-of-mouth recommendation site for the web.

Digg is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by our users. You won’t find editors at Digg — we’re here to provide a place where people can collectively determine the value of content and we’re changing the way people consume information online.

How do we do this? Everything on Digg — from news to videos to images to Podcasts — is submitted by our community (that would be you). Once something is submitted, other people see it and Digg what they like best. If your submission rocks and receives enough Diggs, it is promoted to the front page for the millions of our visitors to see.

You have to register to use the site or recommend posts. The more unique people recommend a post, the higher you travel in their rankings. So you just can't recommend all of your own posts and expect to move up that way. (I discovered this when I read an article about how Mark Cuban's brother (Mark Cuban, dotcom billionaire, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, prospective owner of the Cubs) got banned from Digg for putting in a script in his blog that auto-recommended his posts to Digg. Another asshole in the Cuban family, shocking.). I'm not trying to do anything like that. But if I write something that you like, give it a go.

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