Archive for the ‘Digg’ Category

This, my friends, is why putting up drunk pictures on Facebook isn’t the best idea. First, you start a group and post pictures of pictures like this.

Then they get picked up by a local NBC affiliate like channel 11 in San Jose, San Francisco, and Oakland because there’s a story in people not getting jobs for being associated with these kind of pics/groups.

Oh but it doesn’t end there.

Online users bookmark and Digg it, making it one of the most popular sites and earning it a seat on social bookmarking homepages. A little box pops up on the lower right hand of my screen telling me about it.

Epic fail.

Good thing these stories don’t seem to last long. Also, it probably depends on the type of career you choose if they matter. Still, yikes! That is unfortunate.

I’m going to go find some wood to knock on now.


1. Watch slideshow: Facebook Drunks Start Group, Raise Safety, Career Questions (KNTV San Francisco)
2. See what else is new on Digg’s homepage
3. Digg this story
4. Login to facebook to delete drunk photos ; )


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Digg is a way to share bookmarks with other Digg users and promote your page. it’s also a way of filtering content. If enough users “Digg” a particular site, it makes it onto the front page of Digg. It’s pretty cool if you’re a struggling blogger trying to get traffic but usually it’s short lived. I think the exception is if you’re a really good content filtering blog or YouTube.

Boing Boing and Clusterflock are my favorite examples of blogs that filter content for users to comment. The How to Make a Squirrel Sandwich video is a good example of the random but awesome posts that they specialize in. I know I shared it on FB, posted it here and probably watched it a good three times.


Visit Digg’s front page.
Visit Boing Boing
Visit Clusterflock

People also link Digg to their Blog’s RSS feed. This means that whenever they Digg a site, it’s included in the feed people see if they subscribe by email (try it out for Inside Islam by entering your address in the box to the lower right of this post) or if people subscribe in a reader. So, the links won’t show up as posts on a blog but they’ll be included for readers who want more in-depth content.

I know it’s so convenient that the subscription box for Inside Islam is right here on Foshowley! You’d think I plan these things…

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I found an article on Digg today about tea. Read the article from BBC News. Surprise! Tea is really, really good for your teeth, bones and cures some forms of cankles. Okay, I made that last one up. But for real, you don’t have to be British to enjoy it. My friend Maleah is a local tea provider here in Madison if you ever have any tea needs. Visit her website.

Foshowley’s Guide to Tea:

  • White tea has the least caffeine
  • Green tea has the most antioxidants
  • Black tea will give you a kick in the morning
  • Mate will kick your ass (that’s why Argentineans pass it around in a gourde like a crack pipe)
  • Matcha is a really nice quality green tea. It will change your world
  • Oolong is the most fun to say but Rooibos is the hardest to pronounce

Brendt Hughes has a great blog called Tea Nerd. Read his post on Rooibos. He hates drinking it as much as I hate saying it. You still get a feel for how serious people are about their tea as he blogs through the whole brewing process. Also, the post and the rest of his site have some tea pictures that are close to perfection.

I’m off to have some blueberry tea at Barriques. My favorite.

See comments on the BBC article (Digg)

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