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Google Gets its Own “Fail Whale”

  • May 20th, 2009 by Ann Smarty
The social-networking world and its monetized back-end social-media circles got their chance to prove themselves recently in their first collective trial-by-fire when Google’s entire fleet of services went down for several hours last Thursday. The search giant offered no explanation at first, causing wild rumors to spread throughout the various networks, and productivity slowed to a crawl for many users.… Read more

Kevin Rose on the Digg “State of the Union”

  • May 6th, 2009 by Ann Smarty
TechCrunch recently sat down with Digg founder Kevin Rose to discuss the meteoric rise of the ubiquitous social-media hub.  Along with teasing us with hints, topics touched on include where it’s been, where it’s going, old rumors and new truths.  The surprisingly humble Rose opens up about previous failures as well as successes, and explains just what happened all those… Read more

Why Do People Actually Thumb Down Stuff

  • January 22nd, 2009 by Ann Smarty
Call me naive or just stupid but I still feel sad and even irritated when I see some stories thumbed down or buried or desphunn or whatever… Don’t get me wrong, I love well-grounded critique. What I can’t stand is uncommented thumbs-down or down voting followed by look-how-clever-I-am-and-you-are-not type of comments.… Read more

The Sad Truth About Social Voting Sites

  • January 3rd, 2009 by Ann Smarty
How the average Digg user gets fucked:… Read more

The Sexiest Way to Track Digg News

  • January 2nd, 2009 by Ann Smarty
Digg BigSpy is one of the hottests way to keep track of Google submissions. You can view upcoming or popular news and judge of the submission popularity based on the font size.… Read more