Digg Users Declare “Quit Digg” Day!

The 30th of August, 2010, might be a day to remember for years to come: The day that Digg pays its dues and is sentenced to obsolescence for its repetitive crimes against its loyal users. Finally, it seems that the time has come for Kevin Rose and his crew to evacuate the premises, maybe come back again with a different social media tool or just disappear off of the face of the earth!

This is based on Read Write Web’s announcement yesterday: “Reddit has taken over the front page of Digg…. Not only did Digg’s users declare today “quit Digg day,” but in order to protest Digg’s new auto-submission system, users are now upvoting every Reddit story on the site. These stories are being submitted to Digg by Reddit itself through the new auto-submission system that is a core part of Digg v4“.

Digg Front Page Taken Over by Reddit

Colbert Report on Social Media: Control-Self-Delete Your Future!

In one of his latest shows on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert uses his “The Word” segment to express a serious yet hilarious view of  today’s social media environment.

He cunningly points out the dangers of using social media in terms of privacy while showing how big social media giants such as Facebook are selling our information to the “highest bidder.

Enjoy The Colbert Report on social media below, in addition a few of my favorite quotes taken from the video:

  • The Internet is one giant resume“!
  • You see, social media is the only way to reach young people these days without giving your abs a nickname!
  • Once you are a disfigured, nameless loner, you will be the ideal candidate”!

Finally, I wonder: Are people taking the consequences of social media seriously? And what extreme measures should be drawn in order to protect ourselves from reaching to a stage where we need to change our names just to find a job?

Looking forward to your comments down below…

Old Spice “The Man You Could Smell Like” Campaign — Learn Social Media By Example

If I were to ask you the following question: What differentiates a good social media campaign form an extraordinary one? What would your answer be? Mine would definitely be: Old Spice “Re:Tweet” Campaign!

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Top 10 Traits & Habits of Mixx Users!

Since I began using Mixx, the behavior of Mixx users has always been very intriguing to me and their use of Mixx has been a topic that I wanted to analyze and write about. However, I decided to wait till I knew more and thus understood more. I guess the time is now!

Quirky headlines of 2010… so far

Quirky headlines of 2010… so far

What the Bill?

It always brings a smile to everyone to read those amusing and sometimes weird occurrences in the world of social media. It seems that 2010 has started out strong, so far, with a lot of news really bringing a smile, or a smirk, to many...

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Facebook’s VitaminWater “Connect” Flavor

Facebook’s VitaminWater “Connect” Flavor

VitaminWater Connect Tastes Like Facebook Spirit

First it was Reddit's Bacon Soap, and now it is Facebook's VitaminWater: "Connect"! Are social media venues seeking to gain attention and loyalty and expand their target audience?

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Happy New Year – From Thoughtpick Team

Happy New Year – From Thoughtpick Team

Goodbye 2009!

The Thoughtpick team would like to extend their greetings and wishes for a happy 2010 to all of you tweeple, bloggers, Facebook lovers, Mixxers, Diggers, Redditors and other faithful social media users :)We hope this year will bring you more love, smiles, knowledge and new unique experiences!

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5 Web & Internet 2010 Funny Predictions – Photoshopped & Illustrated!

5 Web & Internet 2010 Funny Predictions – Photoshopped & Illustrated!

Introducing Dubai's The Tweet

To make sure that we capture the changes in social media for the coming year, we have prepared for you a funny list of our own predictions for ten social media tools and sites for the year 2010!

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Twoddler Tweeting Toy: Marketing Brilliance or Useless Gimmick!

Twoddler Tweeting Toy: Marketing Brilliance or Useless Gimmick!

The Twoddler Toy!

Do you remember Reddit's Bacon Soap: Reddit's efforts to create a marketing buzz about their brand? Well, Fisher Price is now aiming to gain some fame and buzz through its latest controversial product: The Twoddler Tweeting Toy!

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Is Social Media Pushing TV to its Grave?

Is Social Media Pushing TV to its Grave?

How is social media affecting the old, traditional yet long-loved media channel: the television? Is social media slowly pushing television to its grave? How is social media able to encourage less television viewing and promote more Internet usage simultaneously?

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