- Battered Suitcase in Lesotho
- Idealist.org Announces Social News Site for Nonprofits
- Social news sites tell nonprofits’ stories
- The tweets
- Craigslist foundation blog
- Nonprofit technology network
- Candy Sandwich
- Compassion in politics
- Mission Driven
I've come to genuinely admire Reddit [...] having trolled around long enough now, I find Reddit, when used properly, to be a decent news source and a relatively intelligent window onto the hive mind. Psychologists for years have argued that the information content of news is less important than the context in which people receive it; Reddit moves at a pace at which you can watch cognition and content commingle in real time.And I'm thrilled The Cute List got a shoutout, too. Read the whole article to see just how reddit changed James Ledbetter's perspective on social media, which according to him, had "seemed like a shabby foreign country I'd rather not visit."
So far, we've been quite happy with the experiment. And it appears the Indie has been, too, as they even gave me a place in their Independent Minds blogging network. Here's the inaugural post:
All in all I think this is a great experiment. It attacks newspaper site problems like social interaction, ranking, linking, user interface, and user experience. I’ll be following this closely as time goes on and the social site builds links and volume.
My brother is on the quiz bowl team. One of the questions he was given at a Boston tournament was "This Conde Nast acquisition uses karma to ..." (that's when he buzzed).I must say, that's pretty cool. Thanks for considering us question-worthy, Quiz Bowl!
Aside from Mint’s remarkable growth rate, Intuit’s concerns focus on the startup’s definition of “users”. Mint’s reply states that the company considers anyone who has filled in an Email address, Zip code, and password to be a “user”, regardless of whether they’ve ever actually linked their bank account to their Mint user name. This figure obviously overstates the number of people who actually use Mint on a day-to-day basis, but it’s also a fairly standard way to define “users” for most web services. As an outside check, Comscore counts 416,000 monthly unique visitors worldwide, and growing rapidly (see chart below).This definition "raised some concerns" for TechCrunch.Is this really standard practice for web services? (Really, I'm curious - lemme know).In what world is a "user" someone who creates an account and never uses the site again? At the most basic semantic level, they're not even using the site.Aaron, you've clearly got a successful startup and the established competition is obviously feeling threatened, so why not just omit those non-users from the user numbers you're reporting? Who is impressed by traffic that has visited a website, signed up, and never returned?