1. Reddit.com gets 4.5 million unique visitors every month. While that’s not as many as competitors Digg and Yahoo Buzz, the company has grown 1,000% since acquired by Conde Nast. 1000% – that’s something we should be paying attention to. Plus it’s now open-source. Here are some descriptions and examples of how it’s used.
- Reddit Gets a Re-Design: More Shiny and Useful, Still Fast and Simple (Mashable)
- PBS Taps Wisdom Of The Reddit Crowd (Silicon Alley Insider)
- Reddit Embraces Transparency, Gives Away Source Code (Webmonkey)
- Digg this: Reddit goes open source (VentrureBeat)
2. Technology will play a large role in this election. Candidates have their own blogs, and people are spreading opinions online like wildfire. Oh, but there’s more…
- Google Maps Gets Political (Tech Crunch)
- The Internet and the 2008 Election (Pew)
- Another Way to Measure Electoral Clout: Watch the Widgets (ReadWriteWeb)
- Can Google Trends Predict The Election? (Tech Crunch)
3. Search Engine Journal has released its top 10 U.S. Social Network Sites for May 2008. Here are some of the links to the products that we haven’t discussed before.
- Classmates.com and Reunion.com
- AOL Hometown Create journals, web pages, upload pics, blog…
- Flixter Claims to be “the world’s largest community for movie fans”.
- Club Penguin A fee-based Disney site that states, “Club Penguin is a snow-covered virtual island where kids can play games and interact in a fun-filled, online playground that’s guided by an unwavering commitment to safety.”
4. LinkedIn also made the top 10 list. “LinkedIn is an online network of more than 20 million experienced professionals from around the world, representing 150 industries.”
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