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Explain the value to me

Posted by on Mar 21, 2008 in Social Media | 4 comments

Okay, so there are some websites that I just don’t get. So this is a participation welcome post. Well, okay all of my posts are, of course, welcome to comments, discussion, and participation. But today we’re going to jump into web 2.0 and the world of user generated content!

There are a couple of biggun websites out there that I just don’t understand what the value of these pages are. On one hand I do understand the getting your name out there and a wide & varied web presence will generate traffic (however little). But on the other hand, there’s only one of me so where do I allocate my personal resources?

Here are the websites I just don’t get – someone explain it to me! Remember, this blog is dofollow so feel free to throw in a link for your trouble!

  • – Isn’t this just a big affiliate link venue?
  • – This seems like a lot of redundancy since the people I’m inclined to follow on friendfeed I already follow through their channels that are linked. Make sense?
  • – Is this just scrapped content heaven? Is there any value to your Technorati authority?
  • – What is SO much better about this cultivated human powered search engine?
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Cribbed Content for March 14

Posted by on Mar 14, 2008 in Rambles |

A ton of stuff has gone on this week in the world of online & affiliate marketing. It’s pandemonium.

  • Sam Harrelson stepped down just last night as publisher of ReveNews, a group blog about online revenue news. I’m bummed as I just started reading and I quite enjoy Sam’s take, but I know I’ll be keeping in touch with his endeavors via Twitter and FriendFeed and some other venues. Good luck, Sam!
  • The EU approved the acquisition of online marketing company DoubleClick by Google. But if you’re a faithful reader of this blog, you already knew that.
  • AOL announced the acquisition of social network Bebo. Bebo is big overseas, which is probably why you haven’t heard of it.
  • Jeremy Schoemaker of Shoemoney is being a smug bastard after his mac mishap. 55 comments on this blog entry, basically all of which are asking for a hand out. I’d ask too, but who the hell am I?
  • Shawn Collins just posted a link to an article he wrote called Affiliate Marketing is Dead. He talks about the innovation of video and mobile affiliate marketing. Video I can get behind, but mobile seems entirely too intrusive and scares the bejesus out of me.

The end of the week has really slowed down in terms of business news. So I’ll leave you with this – go to and listen to the Geek Cast with Sam Harrelson, Shawn Collins, Jim Kukral, and Lisa Picarille. Hilarity & relevancy collide, I promise you.

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