Nowadays, people want to get involved with websites, if only to boost their online image. If you’re a blog owner and you want to get more from your readers, it can be a good idea to allow them to submit their own posts. If you don’t want to have to constantly worry about editing submissions and then scheduling them for publishing on the main blog itself, why not create your own community blog section dedicated to just reader submissions?
Kapost allows you to do just that and although your submissions are hosted with them, you can seamlessly integrate them into your blog to suit your requirements.
In this digital age we are used to reading personal statuses from friends whom we are following via several social media mediums, but sometimes we don’t really care if they are eating, on their way to the office, etc. However, we might be interested in the content they read or browse through the web. When you follow friends using social media it is because you share a common interest, thus, you would like to browse suggested content based on their readings. Perfect timing, here is when Readness comes up.
Let’s find out more about privacy and Readness features.
How many times has your blog or website been brought down by traffic from Facebook or Twitter? Even with their combined audience of few hundred millions, no other site other than Digg has the power to bring a blog massive surge in traffic and the much deserved attention. While links and articles get inundated in the sea of tweeting, retweeting, hash tagging and app updates in the conventional social media networks, things are totally different at Digg.
Digg has always been about only one thing. News discovery. Pure and simple. The fact that they are still alive today yet unable to reach where they intended to be, lay in their choice of being the guardian of the news discovery niche. Digg has gone through four refreshes so far and with the fourth one, they try be more social and more personalized.
These days we’re all photographers, whether via cell phone, point & shoot, a more serious DSLR or some other gadget with photo snapping capabilities. We’re a digitally social and sharing society these days, yet it’s still surprisingly difficult to share group photos outside social networks like Facebook.
Yogile brings a simple and very usable solution to the table for easy photo sharing for groups. Read on for our look at Yogile’s interface, pricing and usability.
With the birth of online coupon and social buying sites, the retail industry has jumped the shark. Mainstream consumers with a penchant for lifestyle products & services and consumers who belong to the long tail with a slightly obscure taste are pampered alike by these websites. After the financial downturn, everyone of us have understood the value of money and group buying sites are making hay while the sun shines.
Arguably, a group buying site is the easiest business to hit the ground and running from day one. The concept benefits everyone in the food chain – the site, consumer and the business owner. Consumers benefit from lower prices by way of collective bargaining, the business gets new patrons and the site gets a cut from the sales. Looking for a way to figure the best among the mushrooming coupon and group deals clones? We’ve got you covered with this list.
Yesterday Facebook launched its latest social network feature, Facebook Places, which is set to compliment the growing market of location-based social check-in apps. Currently Foursquare, Gowalla, Booyah and Yelp are able to push data into Places. So, in a way, Facebook is working with (rather than in competition against) the check-in giants to best take advantage of the massive number of people on the social network.
We’ll take a quick peek at Facebook Places and how you can protect your privacy with the new Facebook feature.
Twitter recently released official tweet buttons to make it easier for content publishers to make it easy for their readers to tweet content they’re viewing. In addition to easier visitor tweeting, it’s easy to view the tweet count for that given content.
Let’s take a look at how to use Twitter’s new tweet buttons and how it can be integrated with third-party services like Bit.ly.
It’s no lie that Facebook‘s popular. With over 500 million users worldwide, it’s clear that if you want a platform that has more users than anywhere else online, Facebook is the place to start. With bindings for most common programming languages, the API has proven to be extremely popular with developers as it’s more usable than ever.
550,000 apps have been built using the Facebook API so I think it’s time for a definitive list of the top 10 apps of all time. You can find more information about the apps I’ve chosen after the fold.
Twitter has largely remained the same since launch particularly doing nothing when it comes to pulling & aggregating data from your tweet stream, one among the two most important social streams online (the other being Facebook).
With 500 million registered users, there’s never been an online platform with as much marketing potential as Facebook. Nowadays all the buzz around promoting your business or brand is focused towards Twitter, but Twitter is relatively small when it comes to audience size and isn’t a platform that offers much leeway to promote your brand. Facebook on the other hand is in its prime and is ready to be taken advantage of.
With the ability to get vanity usernames & URLs, flexible profile pictures, extremely customizable welcome pages, ability to have a conversation that is not limited by character size and a bunch of apps and an option to add custom coded apps, it is now possible to promote your brand left, right and center via Facebook fan pages.
After the jump we will touch down the tip of the Facebook fan page customization iceberg.