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Social Media – Should You Use it Or Focus Upon Building Your Own Properties?
2nd of July 2008 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Social Media – Should You Use it Or Focus Upon Building Your Own Properties?

Steve Rubel has a thought provoking post today asking the question – should you rent or buy social real estate? In it he explores the idea of using a service like Twitter (where you ‘rent’ and build up a community on someone else’s property) versus having your own blog on ...more
Blog Promotion
Using Facebook Pages to Promote Your Blog
25th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Using Facebook Pages to Promote Your Blog

Today Mike Henry explores Facebook pages (as opposed to profiles) and how they can be use to promote their blog, business, product or profile. Darren wrote a post recently on 12 tips for building relationships with other bloggers. They are all great tips that could be expanded into individual posts ...more
Social Media
How To Promote Other People’s Content and Drive Traffic to Your Own Blog
25th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How To Promote Other People’s Content and Drive Traffic to Your Own Blog

Much has been written on the topic of how to utilize social bookmarking and networking sites to promote your own blog posts. Submitting your posts to sites like Digg, StumbleUpon and Reddit – posting about your posts on Twitter and Plurk…. All of these techniques can work to drive significant ...more
Blog Promotion
The Main Difference Between Twitter and Plurk (to me)
14th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

The Main Difference Between Twitter and Plurk (to me)

Over the last week I’ve been experimenting with a social messaging/micro blogging service called Plurk. Over the last week I’ve seen many comparisons between it and Twitter – but wanted to show one of the main differences that I’ve observed: To illustrate let me show you a ‘tweet’ and a ...more
Social Media
Top 10 Plurk Users Statistics – What’s the Karma Algorithm
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Top 10 Plurk Users Statistics – What’s the Karma Algorithm

As a quick followup to my last post on my experimentation with Plurk I thought I’d do a quick analysis of the top 10 Plurk Users (as currently rated on the Interesting page). They are rated there on a basis of their ‘Karma’. There’s no explicit definition of the way ...more
Social Media
Add a ProBlogger Tab to Your FriendFeed
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Add a ProBlogger Tab to Your FriendFeed

If you are a FriendFeed user AND you like ProBlogger – you might want to check out a greasemonkey script for Firefox users that Duncan created that puts a ProBlogger tab to the top right hand corner of your FriendFeed page. It means you can view ProBlogger from within FriendFeed ...more
Social Media
Playing with Plurk
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Playing with Plurk

Just a very quick post to let readers know that I’m playing with Plurk (another micro blogging/life streaming tool that is a little like Twitter). At first I only intended to grab my names (problogger and darrenrowse) and use them as placeholders but I’m now starting to find it a ...more
Social Media
Twitter is a Complete Waste of Time!
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Twitter is a Complete Waste of Time!

Every time I’ve written about Twitter (or FriendFeed or most other social media) I see comments left saying ‘Twitter is a waste of time’. My response is simple – yes it is. Twitter is a waste of time…. unless you use it in a way that isn’t. Twitter can be ...more
Social Media
MU vs NING for Community Building
2nd of June 2008 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

MU vs NING for Community Building

This is a guest post by Roni of GreenLiteBites. Roni has developed a successful online community, BlogToLose, to support her weight loss blog WeightWatchen. In 2005, I started a blog to track my weight loss progress after joining Weight Watchers. Initially, the site was a very egocentric attempt to be ...more
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