When I first started using Digg I would merely sign in to be able to Digg an article I liked. But like most baby boomers reading this post, Sometimes you want to go deeper so it makes sense. You also go deeper so you can see how relevant it is to your blogging.
Here is Wikipedia’s definition of Digg.
Digg is a social news website made for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the Internet, by submitting links and stories, and voting and commenting on submitted links and stories.
Digg is supposed to be one of the best ,biggest and baddest social bookmarking sites out there right now. If you know how to treat it, you can get amazing floods of traffic regularly. However using just their homepage and simple techniques like I have done aren’t enough.
Some Applications to Consider that Can Help You Go Deeeeeeper into Digg.
Just like Google has labs so does Digg, The labs provide a deeper view of Digg. A lot of materialf gets submitted to Digg every day, so good things can sometimes easet past you. Labs projects look beneath the surface of the Digg community’s activities. Here you can find several tools to make browsing and digging more fun as well as analyze internet activities. Oh, if you want to get to it from the site just go down to the very bottom and you will see it in tiny letters. Put your glasses on.
So, I just checked out Swarm. Very cool. Go play for minute or two.
Now this application is not for the faint of heart. Actually, if you have a little anal retention going on or simply love analysis you are going to love this tool.
This application provides detailed analysis, graphs and statistics allowing You to understand how many comments, diggs, friend diggs etc. are needed to hit digg front page. Analyze, what’s really happening on digg’s front page.
Now, you can go and play here for some more minutes. I will discuss some more applications in the next post.
I came across an excellent post warning about the practice of “vishing”. It is a serious scam. As bloggers we can get almost too comfortable online. We may think we have a lot of awareness and never ever get caught in a scam. That is not true.
Yet, if you are a non-baby boomer blogger or even know someone who is still afriad to do more than play solitary online, this is just the kind of information used as the meat for that statement, “See I told you to keep off that computer”
I just want to add that I found the article that informed me about “vishing” on a blog! Ha So here are a few definitions direct from good old Google definitions. And after the definitions you will see a link to the blog post on “vishing”. Please print it out and share with those who ONLY do emailing.
Definitions of Vishing on the Web:
Vishing is the criminal practice of using social engineering over the telephone system, most often using features facilitated by Voice over IP … en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vishing
This is a brand new search feature in Google. It is in Beta. Beta means it is very new and they want you to test it out. So, test Google Scholar. I put in baby boomer, and also searched on blogging. Very interesting. Give it a try.
There you are sitting at your computer at 1:19 pm in New York City. But oh my you need help resizing your picture. You decide at that moment to call your friend in Washington State to help you while your brain cells are still alive. But then you stop and wonder will you be waking her up? You know how she gets if it is too early.
You don’t have a fancy watch on your arm and you haven’t figured out all the features on your cell phone yet. So you go to Google and type in Time Washington State in the search box.
There it appears the exact time it is in Washington State which is 10:19 am. You breath a sigh of relief because by then she has had at least 2 cups of coffee and ready for any question you may have.
Ah, another Google Goodie helps you to get the job done.
Do not read this post unless you have decided to install AmazonS3 or ready to dive head first into the adventure.
I recently posted about the installation of AmazonS3 after I followed the instructions. Note: I should change “I “to “we” because my husband and I worked on it with another baby boomer friend via phone. We wanted to support each other in the challenge. We knew it had to be done but had placed it on the bottom of the list of things to do.
Now, I really spend times reading the comments of blogs. Sometimes you get a lot information or clarification in the comments.So, as I read the comments to the post I referenced I saw this excellent comment by a young brilliant techi about using an added applicatio with your AmazonS3.
Now, I want you to know that I did not understand all of it. But part of this boomer journey is learning how to jump in there and ask questions. Also, you have to take each unknown word and get a definition. For example, there is a suggestion to rename the files. I will probably need to ask for more direction or read additional reference material. But we will probably schedule another Friday or Saturday evening of fun to go deeper into our AmazonS3 adventure.
Did you know that if you key in the name of two cities in Google search you will get airline and other travel information? Well, all you have to do is key in the name of two cities with or without the comma.
For example, I keyed in Newark, Houston and also Newark Houston.
What does this have to do with blogging? Well, bloggers are great researchers and this is just another tool.