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Social Networking-Digg

Gone are the days when bloggers just blogged and readers just read.
Thanks to monetization, blogging has a lot to do with getting traffic.

A social network service uses software to build online social networks for communities of people who share interests and activities or who are interested in exploring the interests and activities of others. This is actually a great way to promote your site and thus, get traffic.

Digg is a user-driven website; all the content on Digg is submitted and moderated by Digg users.
Users submit items, other users read the submissions, and then readers 'digg' what they like best. In order to submit and item, your need to join, for free.
Then you'll be able to start Digging, or submitting, stories that you find on the Web to Digg.

Users can submit stories;

  • Submit a story: Navigate to the Submit a Story URL and follow the directions
  • Use a bookmarklet : Just drag that link to your browser toolbar (works with Internet Explorer and Firefox) and that's it.
If you are someone who is just looking for items to read or blogs to visit, Digg is a great place to find them

For website owners or bloggers Digg can send you more traffic. Your goal is to make it to the front page of Digg. This can cause what has become known as the "Digg Effect", a huge influx of traffic from Digg to your site or blog

Digg's popularity has prompted the creation of other social networking sites with a story submission and voting system.

Digg is democratizing digital media. As a user, you participate in determining all site content by discovering, selecting, sharing, and discussing the news, videos, and podcasts that appeal to you.

Discover Digg

  • Submit your favorites. Find an article, video, or podcast online and submit it to Your submission will immediately appear in “Upcoming Stories,” where other members can find it and, if they like it, Digg it.

  • Become popular. Once a submission has earned a critical mass of Diggs, it becomes “popular” and jumps to the homepage in its category. If it becomes one of the most popular, it qualifies as a “Top 10”. If a submission doesn't receive enough Diggs within a certain time period, it eventually falls out of the “Upcoming” section.

  • Discover media on Digg. Visit the “Upcoming” section to discover recently added news, videos, and podcasts. Track submissions as they come in with Swarm, Stack, Big Spy or Arc, our real-time Flash visualization tools in Digg Labs. Or use Spy to watch the titles and descriptions as they roll down the page.
There are a variety of rules that Digg expects users to follow.

  • One of the most important rules of Digg etiquette is to always submit the original source of a story. If you're submitting a blog post or page that expounds on the original source of a story by adding new information or opinions, that's okay, but make sure your submission adds value to the conversation or story. If it doesn't, find the original source and submit that instead.

  • Don't Digg Your Own Posts. Digg will penalize users who submit their own content too frequently. If you want your blog posts to have a chance at making it to the main page of Digg (and generating a lot of traffic to your blog), don't be the first to submit your post. Ask a friend or colleague to submit it first.
  • Use a Good Title and Description in Your Diggs. When you Digg something, give it a good title and description. The title and description are what you're using to convince other users to click on the submission, read the article and hopefully Digg it, too. Sell the article with a great title and description to increase your chances of getting more Diggs for it.
  • Be an Active Digg User
    Digg users who are very active have a better chance of getting their Digg submissions noticed and attracting more Diggs to them from other users.
Digg links you should be aware of:
  • Digg FAQ: Any kind of problem with Digg has probably been addressed here.
  • The Digg Blog: What Digg is doing behind the scenes for a better user experience.
  • Diggnation: this is the official Digg podcast site; the founders of Digg pontificate on various topics every week.
  • Include Digg in your site: a couple of fun ways to include Digg into your site or blog.
  • Digg Spy: watch Digg stories as they are submitted in real time.
  • Digg Labs: Digg Labs has two new ways to view Digg submissions: Digg Stack and Digg Swarm.

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