The saying goes “A rising tide lifts all boats” – the idea that improvements in the general economy will benefit all participants in that economy (Wikipedia) and attribute the saying to John F Kennedy.
People sharing Twitter passwords with rogue friend apps has been a problem for a few years – I have written quite a few posts warning people of the dangers of sharing passwords with insecure apps, and have also been critical of giant social networks continuing the practice of scraping data from other services using standard password authentication.
I have been ranting and raving about insecure viral Tell-A-Friend scripts for over a year, and it seemed like I was just talking to a brick wall.
Now in the space of just a week I have been able to highlight a solution based upon one of my own blog posts that uses a slightly ghetto, but K.I.S.S method to achieve extremely effective viral tell-a-friend functionality, and now I want to mention another more sophisticated solution.
The other day I was slacking off on Twitter and clicked a link through to a JV promotion that I had seen in a number of emails, but hadn’t really taken much interest in. I hadn’t heard of the guy doing the promotion, and to be quite honest the topic didn’t seem to be the best match for this blog, though it does fit with the overall “Make Money Online” and “Work From Home” niches very well.
The emergence of Tweetmeme during the period I wasn’t blogging was interesting – I spent a fair amount of time reading content on sites, and even clicked the tweet buttons occasionally.
- Did your site get banned from Google because of viral widgets?
- Has Technorati banned your blog because of WordPress theme spam in their index
- Do the links in your viral ebooks now point to an affiliate program or landing page that no longer exists?
I haven’t mentioned FreeIQ up until now, I actually have some mixed opinions about it, and until I have those sorted out in my own mind, I am not planning to do a full review.
Reviewing other bloggers rather than products and services, without duplicating previous content, and still providing a useful service is actually quite a challenge. This is especially true when you are trying to maintain a claim that all links are editorial, and writing more than brief 100 word promos. I like to offer more than “buzz”.