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Social Media–23 Things Step #12

April 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Step #12 of the 23 Things on a Stick program concerns social media.  I set up an account at Mixx and am keeping an eye on it.  I chose News, Technology, and Science as my areas of interest.  So far the news that has been highlighted by the site has been, shall we say…, eclectic.  I certainly wouldn’t want to get all my information there.  I submitted a news story from the BBC in order to test out that process and found it pretty easy.  It’s too early to tell if anyone else will like the story I submitted.

I like this concept but I’m still a little skeptical.  People have long complained that Digg is controlled by a small group of users who tend to steer the conversation despite the site’s efforts to ratchet down their power.  But isn’t that what this is all about?  If a small group of users are willing to put the time into it, they can affect how content is rated.  In theory, enough people will contribute so that this isn’t an issue.  Maybe the whole thing just needs time to mature.

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