Tech Blogging Triple Rainbow

triple-rainbow

I just had to share this achievement by Mike Masnick as he might not see it himself.

The Techmeme page updates extrememly frequently pulling in stories algorithmically with some additional human curation but I have never seen one writer with a lead story and 2 additional reference posts without any additional “noise”, unless you count the larger child branch below. He has one post in that child branch as well.

Reddit.com Hostile Takeover of Digg.com #diggrevolt

Digg Bury Spam

Digg is a community of millions of users but it only takes a few hundred to stage a significant protest – a few thousand active diggers working in a coordinated manner and Digg might have to rethink their current plans… after a year+ of development.

Techmeme Goes SEO

Techmeme SEO Story 1

In the past I have mentioned that often on Techmeme somehow search marketing blogs that cover Google news extensively weren’t gaining a huge share of the limelight as the “lead” for stories, even if they were first to break the news.

Blog Search Revisited – Google vs Technorati vs Techmeme

Microsoft Yahoo

It has been close to a year since I first starting delving into the intricacies of various forms of blog search, and 10 months since I returned to the subject.
My post yesterday on the Microsoft Yahoo deal was the ideal opportunity to see how things might have changed over the last 10 months, as it is a topic being heavily discussed on 100s of blogs.

Techmeme PageRank Penalty?

Techmeme Google Toolbar PageRank

I just happened to glance down at my Search status toolbar in the status window of Firefox, and noticed that Techmeme’s Google Toolbar PageRank had been reduced to 4

Techmeme Google Toolbar PageRank

Techmeme Sell Links

Wrong Reaction From Techcrunch On Paid Links?

I think this is one possibly for the water cooler on Sphinn, because I find it comical in a sad kind of way.

Ted Murphy rightly questions Google quite openly to explain why PPP bloggers are being punished for not using nofollow on links, yet many prominent bloggers post quite blatant pagerank passing links to their advertisers every chance they get.

The Pied Piper Of PayPerPost?

Pied Piper of PayPerPost

Pied Piper of PayPerPostOver the last year I have given a fair amount of coverage to PayPerPost, who now house the service along with other endeavours under the name Izea.

There are multiple reasons why I have supported PayPerPost and similar programs so strongly, and yet at the same time have never reviewed a link buying / selling service.

Google Didn’t Listen To Seth 18 Months Ago

I have spent the morning watching a number of contrasting videos which in some ways suggest that Google may have jumped the shark, and I don’t fully agree with any of them.
The Seth Godin Video is interesting, because he was telling Google what to do 18 months ago.