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Posts on ‘April 30th, 2007’

Asking Questions of Public Figures

A startup in the U.K. called Yoosk has created a space for regular folks to ask public figures questions. Tim Hood, co-founder, says in an email: Yoosk users will submit and then vote on the best questions which will be ranked according to their popularity. We will take the most popular questions and send them […]

Gaming a Popularity-based News Site

Annalee Newitz: “I Bought Votes on Digg. Despite their doubts, Diggers kept digging my blog. There’s a perverse incentive here: Diggers who vote early on stories that become wildly popular become more “reputable” in the Digg system. If you’re trying to move up the Digg ranks, it’s in your best interest to vote on anything […]

Ourmedia turns 2.0

Ourmedia, a site where citizen-media types — especially podcasters and video producers — can upload and discuss their work, has launched a 2.0 version of the site. The page is much clearer in its aims than before, with a clean design and many tools for citizen media creators. Ourmedia is an alternative to YouTube, […]