Missing links for 2009-04-17
Delicious went absolutely crazy earlier this week and started posting the same four links over and over again to the blog - apologies if you were spammed by that via RSS or email. Anyway, I've disabled the script that publishes my link round-ups for now, so here is what you would have seen over the last couple of days...
- "Digg is promising a significant change to how its DiggBar framebar operates, one that should solve SEO concerns about how link credit is passed on but won’t entirely remove misgivings about the framing of content. With the new implementation scheduled for next week, only those who are logged into Digg will see the DiggBar."
- "One of the most depressing things I have seen with newspapers and other mainstream news orgs is how newsroom managers often follow the latest fads. They hear buzzwords like podcasting, hyperlocal, blogging, RSS, video, databases, link journalism, etc and think they have to jump on those bandwagons. Of course, they often don't get how to fit in these new technologies or journalism techniques with what they are already doing". I don't think this is just a newspaper thing - I've seen plenty of businesses rush to have blogs, wikis, SharePoint or Twitter feeds because it is 'the new thing'. And 'fail fast and fail often' with digital technology is still a lot cheaper than making these kinds of enterprise shifts used to be even five years ago.
- "A bad information architecture outcome can be virtual suicide for any website, but with the help of this amazing panel they have brought us all one step closer to Information Architecture Nirvana."
- "Success in social media requires some advance planning on your part, as well as some fundamental shifts in marketers' attitudes toward online marketing. By following a few simple steps, you can avoid the fate of those 300 Fortune 1000 companies that will fail at social media over the next couple of years."
- "Favourite blogs? Martin Belam's currybet.net remains a complete joy and an inspiration to us all". *blushes*
- Nine Inch Nails iPhone app takes band-to-fan direct marketing to the next level. I didn't manage to get tickets to see them at the O2 though :-(
- "Mike Skinner has made a new song by The Streets available to download free via Twitter". Or, as we more correctly understand it once stripped of Twitter-hype, this story is actually "Mike Skinner has included an Internet hyperlink in a message". Crazily new-fangled eh?
- Opening up the new Depeche Mode Sounds Of The Universe box set on Flickr
- Now, this is more like the classy kind of rant about the Doctor Who Easter Special that I want to see...