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Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: ECJ Tackles Web Records | ABC Pitches Brands | FCC Faces Protests - Posted May 14, 2014
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Social Media Newsfeed: Pinterest Search | Facebook Newswire - Posted April 25, 2014
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3 Social Media Insights Every Publisher Needs To Know - Posted April 2, 2014
How effective are certain channels are when it comes to ... [AllFacebook]

[Infographic] Social Networks Come and Go -- and Come Back Again - Posted October 17, 2013
Social media has been around since the late '90s. Though Facebook and Twitter have become household names, plenty of social networks have floundered -- and even failed -- over the years. Just think, MySpace was all the rage in 2002 and by 2009 it was struggling to maintain relevancy. As sites like... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Signs Letter Seeking More Transparency From Federal Government On National Security Data Requests - Posted July 19, 2013
Facebook was among the more than 60 companies, investors, civil-liberties groups, and trade groups to sign a letter to top federal gover... [AllFacebook]

Major Internet Companies Ask Feds to Let Them Report National Security Requests - Posted July 17, 2013
[caption id="attachment_132308" align="alignleft" width="300"] Edel Puntonet / Shutterstock.com[/caption] Tomorrow, more than five dozen Internet companies, including the major Silicon Valley players, will ask the government to allow them to release information to users about the national security reques... [SocialTimes.com]

10 Influential People, 6 Hot Topics, and More Highlights From IWNY 2013 - Posted May 31, 2013
All throughout Internet Week in New York City, conference attendees had their cell phones out and their Twitter accounts open, hoping to record the highlights and, in the process, gain more followers and influence in their fields. Social media monitoring firm Synthesio reported this week that there were 10 sponsors, brands... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Twitter Ad Platform | Google Search - Posted May 1, 2013
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Digg Will Debut RSS Reader in June -- For a Fee - Posted April 30, 2013
Digg will release a beta version of its promised Google Reader replacement in June and will ask users to pay a fee for the product, the company said today. Google has said it will ... [SocialTimes.com]

Instapaper, Digg, and the Social Reading Revolution - Posted April 26, 2013
In the ensuing months after Google made the decision to unceremoniously discontinue Google Reader (which is, in this journalist's opinion, one of the best news-gathering methods around), panicked users have made the mad scramble to ... [TVSpy]

Instapaper, Digg, and the Social Reading Revolution - Posted April 26, 2013
In the ensuing months after Google made the decision to unceremoniously discontinue Google Reader (which is, in this journalist's opinion, one of the best news-gathering methods around), panicked users have made the mad scramble to ... [10,000 Words]

Betaworks, Owner of Digg, Acquires Instapaper - Posted April 25, 2013
Betaworks, which made a splash with its purchase of Digg last July, has made another, smaller splash today with its acquisition of the reading app Instapaper. Instapaper allows users to save Web content they want to read later. Launched in 2008, it was an early e... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Comments | Google+ Animated GIFS - Posted March 26, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Digg Founder Kevin Rose Gives @Milk Handle to Small Creamery - Posted March 25, 2013
Kevin Rose, the serial entrepreneur known for founding Digg, has given away his very valuable "@milk" Twitter handle to the small Straus Family Creamery based in Marshall, California per a Tweet moments ... [PRNewser]

Digg Will Build RSS Reader - Posted March 14, 2013
[caption id="attachment_121511" align="alignleft" width="226"] The Digg dude, back at work[/caption] Digg said today it will build an RSS reader, seizing on the opportunity presented by Google's announcement yesterday that it will shut down its Reader. "We've heard people say that RSS is a... [SocialTimes.com]

Infographic: Top 10 Failed Social Media Sites - Posted January 25, 2013
When you said were BFFs with these social networks, you lied. This infographic shows 10 sites that came and went as Facebook captured the general audience and new sites popped up to take their places. Not all of these sites have given up the ghost: Google+ is aligning itself better with its... [SocialTimes.com]

Two Major Facebook Social Reader Apps Shutting Down (Update) - Posted December 14, 2012
The Washington Post and The Guardian, a reputable U.K. paper, said this week they will pull their social reader apps from Facebook. The Washington Post is in the process of replacing its reader in Facebook with an independent website that supports social sharing thr... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook, IPO Among Bing's Most-Searched Terms Of 2012 - Posted November 27, 2012
Though Mark Zuckerberg doesn't have the tabloid-turning power of Kim Kardashian or Justin Bieber, Facebook was among Bing's most-searched terms of the year. The year isn't over yet, but that didn't stop Bing (which has been a solid partner with Faceb... [AllFacebook]

Social News App News.me Shuts Down - Posted October 24, 2012
News.me, the iOS app that made headlines this summer when it bought the fallen giant Digg, today shut down its social news app rather than compete "with a platform" -- Twitter -- "on which it relies," the company ... [SocialTimes.com]

Will Digg's Redesign Get People Clicking Again? - Posted August 6, 2012
The new Digg has gone live after a preview and it's a tabula rasa in the literal sense of the word - a blank slate. The new site is chocked full of white space between panels and stories. The design seems to have taken a page from a few sources: Flipboard,... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Fallout | New Digg | Tumblr 'Holmies' - Posted August 1, 2012
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6 Lessons E-Commerce Businesses Can Learn From The Demise Of Digg [Infographic] - Posted July 31, 2012
When Digg sold earlier this month for a fraction of the valuation it once held, the jaws of social mediaphiles dropped. How could a company that was once valued at upwards of $60 million sel... [AllFacebook]

What Do You Think of the Digg Redesign Preview? - Posted July 30, 2012
Digg, the recently acquired social sharing company, has received a major overhaul as part of new owner Betaworks' six-week redesign sprint. Shots of the new update were posted today, and the new Digg looks a lot cleaner,... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: #NBCFail | Google Fiber | Digg Relaunch - Posted July 30, 2012
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Digg Sells for $500k and Becomes a Cautionary Tale: Listen to Your Users - Posted July 13, 2012
Digg, once the most talked about social link sharing sites on the web, has just been sold, for a fraction of the valuation it once held. The company is selling for $500K to Betaworks, a New York technology firm. This is a far cry from its position 4 years ago, when... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Media Newsfeed: Digg $500K Buy | Facebook Love | Tweet Screening - Posted July 13, 2012
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Digg's Future Is Uncertain as Tech Team Heads to Washington Post - Posted May 1, 2012
Digg faces an uncertain future as the Washington Post prepares to "acquihire" the aggregation site's technology team, according to a ... [SocialTimes.com]

Digg Newswire Aimed at the Content Curator in You - Posted August 9, 2011
Digg is reaching out to the wanna-be content curators among its user base with its beta rollout of Digg Newswire, which allows them to help shape which stories are featured on Digg. Digg Newswire displays submitted stories in real-time, unlike its Top News section, which is updated every 10 minutes. Users can... [SocialTimes.com]

Not Digging That Digg? Undigg! - Posted July 7, 2011
Having second thoughts about that Digg? No worries: There's an Undigg button now. Digg announced on its blog that after users Di... [SocialTimes.com]

Social Sharing Buttons: Too Much Or Not Enough? - Posted May 26, 2011
News can break at a moment's notice, and whether you have the exclusive scoop or not, chances are that readers coming to your website to read the story will want to share it with their friends and family. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networking services can help give your story... [10,000 Words]

Digg Experiments with Changes to Top News Algorithm - Posted April 13, 2011
Digg announced another series of tweaks to its Top News algorithm in its continuing attempt to refine the content that appears on users' homepages. More from software developer Will Larson... [SocialTimes.com]

Next Up on Digg Dialogg: Guy Kawasaki - Posted April 5, 2011
The subject of the next Digg Dialogg will be author, "evangelist," and strategist, Guy Kawasaki, who is in the process of promoting Enchantment, b... [SocialTimes.com]

Digg CEO Matt Williams: Kevin Rose's Role Not Changing - Posted March 21, 2011
Digg finally officially addressed the rumors and speculation about the departure of founder and Diggnation host Kevin Rose... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Digg CEO Matt Williams: Kevin Rose's Role Not Changing - Posted March 21, 2011
Digg finally officially addressed the rumors and speculation about the departure of founder and Diggnation host Kevin Rose... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Ben Folk-Williams Joins Digg as VP, Engineering - Posted March 14, 2011
Digg announced that it filled its vacant vice president of engineering post with Ben Folk-Williams... [Inside Mobile Apps]

More Updates, You Digg? - Posted March 1, 2011
Digg refuses to stand pat, announcing another wave of updates in a post by software engineer Will Larson on the ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg Continues to Reinvent Itself - Posted February 15, 2011
Digg continues to reinvent itself... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg Begins Rolling Out Three New Features - Posted January 31, 2011
Digg announced the rollout of three new features: a new design; displaying users' historical number of and percentage of stories promoted to Top News; and optional on-site and email notification when stories are promoted. The changes will be rolled out to about 15 percent of logged-in users Monday, software developer Will Larson... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg CEO Matt Williams to Sit in Digg Dialogg Hot Seat - Posted January 24, 2011
The latest installment of Digg Dialogg will feature someone quite familiar around Digg headquarters: CEO Matt Williams. Questions can be submitted to Williams as com... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg Debuts Editor-Curated Breaking News Module - Posted November 11, 2010
Breaking news from Digg: Digg now has a Breaking News module, curated by its... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Unburied: Digg Reinstates Bury Button - Posted November 3, 2010
The bury button has returned to Digg, giving users of the content-sharing site the ability to hide stories that they feel are inappropriate. User-interface developer ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg: Internal Accounts Were for Testing; New Features on the Way - Posted October 27, 2010
Digg responded to allegations that it created fake accounts... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Former Digg CEO Jay Adelson says Digg's Recent Round of Layoffs 'Doesn't Make Me Look Back and Regret Not Selling the Company Sooner.' - Posted October 26, 2010
Yesterday Revision3 co-founder ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg Lays Off 25, Accused of Creating Fake Accounts to Game Its Own System - Posted October 26, 2010
This has not been a good week for Digg, and it's only Tuesday. First, the content-sharing site announced Monday that it would slash its staff from 67 to 42. The... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg Lays Off Over a 3rd of Staff - Posted October 26, 2010
The CEO of San Francisco-based Digg, Inc. announced yesterday that it will lay off 25 employees, 37% of the site's total staff. This followed chief revenue officer Chas Edward's announcement that he was quitting to take a job at another company. Things have been loo... [FishbowlLA]

Google's Marissa Mayer to Sit Down for Digg Dialogg - Posted October 21, 2010
Google vice president, location and local services Marissa Mayer will take part in the next Digg Dialogg, Digg community manager ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg CEO Matt Williams: We'll Unbury the Bury Button - Posted October 12, 2010
Matt Williams, who left Amazon.com to claim the CEO chair at ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg the Newly Redesigned Buttons - Posted October 11, 2010
Digg rolled out the new design for its buttons, adding that the change from its previous version should occur automatically on Web sites. Product manager ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Digg Digs Into Recent Issues - Posted October 1, 2010
At least the folks at Digg are retaining their senses of humor amid difficult times: Community manager Jen Burton addressed some of the issues the site has been experiencing since its recent relaunch in ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

Conde Nast Experiments With Reddit - Posted March 30, 2009
There's something new going on at Reddit reports MediaMemo. The Digg... [MediaJobsDaily]

Can You Digg it on Mobile? Yes You Can. - Posted August 1, 2008
Digg fans who want to tell everyone what news they should be reading can now do so on their iPhone, BlackBerry or other smartphone that delivers a full Web browsing experience, ... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

User-Generated Content: How Much Does it Cost If It's Free? - Posted May 30, 2007
User-created content is all the rage! Heinz, as in ketchup and Mrs. Kerry, is looking for amateur ad types, but it's expensive to wade through crap. And they should know. ABC offers I-Caught, a magazine show using video ... [FishbowlLA]

Business Week Takes Up Our Position. But Much More Eloquently - Posted May 3, 2007
We said yesterday that the Digg imbroglio is an ugly example of how mob mentality could undermine the Web. Business Week ... [FishbowlLA]

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