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Author Topic: Beginner's Guide to Digg  (Read 2878 times)


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Beginner's Guide to Digg
« on: November 30, 2006, 07:35 PM »
As you'd imagine, this site provides good information about how to use the popular "social bookmark" site.

If you have ever felt like you had to dig around the Internet for good content, you might want to look at something called Digg ( Digg is a site that will help you avoid the process of digging and instead, get exactly what others have dug up so you can see some of the great sites/stories/things out there on the Internet. Many people reading this might already know what Digg is all about so if you fall into this category, quit reading now and go elsewhere or you might feel this is a bit basic. If you haven't heard of Digg, read further and you can not only understand one of the more successful sites on the web these days but also get an idea of how you can leverage it for your business. Digg epitomizes the value of collective intelligence and community on the Internet in a way that not only brings value to its users, but also to businesses that are savvy enough to take advantage.

Digg was started as an experiment in October 2004 by Kevin Rose. The concept was to give people the chance to "dig" user submitted tech-related stories in order to get the most popular stuff in front of an audience that was interested in seeing the latest and greatest on the Internet. By December 5th 2004, the site was officially launched. After running for approximately a year, the site surpassed 100,000 users and as a result they were able to raise $2.8 million to help take the service to the next level. Shortly thereafter, grew to over 500,000 users and over 8.5 million unique visitors per month.

There are two main things that you can do on Digg. The first is to submit stories that you think the community will like and the second is to digg stories that you like.

Kenneth P. Reeder, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Jacksonville, North Carolina  28546