Archive for July 2009
Check this out, Reddit user can now get the ad-supported version of Reddit on their iPhone now. It’s almost the same as the paid version. You can see the top stories on Reddit and vote up or down a story once you log in along with other features. Be sure to check it out by clicking here.
In a online social world, we are getting more inter-connected and community-driven — that is, not just the author is the one being the driving force, readers and the community are part of it too. With this concept in mind, Tumblr has launched a feature called Submissions which let readers submit posts via web or email and contribute to your blog. We hope this will take off as a communal sharing system.
Photos are what defines the web as a whole — no chunky amount of texts, just pics and they can tell a lot more than words can say. That’s why Tumblr is introducing a new feature called Photosets which enables you to upload a collection of photos and post it as a Tumblr post. Now Tumblr just got a lot more photo-friendly as a place for sharing photos.
It has been a while since StumpleUpon launched Su.pr, a URL shortening servuce which was its latest initiative ti join in the URL shortening trend. It was in beta and only selected users has the chance to use it. Now it has recently released it to all all StumpleUpon users and some of the many features include:
- Simultaneous posting to Twitter and FaceBook.
- Ability to schedule your posts (we even recommend optimal times based on your previous posting activity).
- Real-time stats on your posts (such as clicks, retweets, StumbleUpon traffic).
- Every Su.pr link launches Web Stumbling—making it easier to share and discover StumbleUpon content.
- Advanced publisher tools like an API, bookmarklet for quick posting of your Su.pr links, WordPress plugin and the option to get short URLs on your own domain.
And there you have it!! be sure to try out Su.pr but you have to be a member first before using it and get back to us after giving it a spin.
It now no longer called Gmail Beta — Gmail will now sufice — as Google officially takes off the Beta label from Gmail which was in beta for 5 years. Not any great update, but the beta culture had been all with rage with most of the Google products and have formed an internet convention on its own. Think and beta and you think of Google. And interestingly, Google also launched a function called “Back To Beta” which puts back the beta sticker to your Gmail so it has “never” left beta.
There has been no news of the iPhone Reddit news, iReddit for a long time, but they have just update it with a new version that fixed bugs and changed quite a few stuffs. It’s up for grabs for $0.99 for the time being here. And on a side note — the ad-supported iReddit Free is coming on its way, so keep your eyes peeled on that/
The problem of similar stories floating on Digg has been around for quite some time and it poses problems on the Digg ecosystem as Digg is unable to differentiate these similar stories. But now it might just have the solution for it. Digg has now released some major updates to its dupe detection technology to eliminate duplicate submissions. Here’s how it works:
To better understand the nature of the problem, we analyzed the types of duplicate stories being submitted. Most common are the same stories from the same site, but with different URLs. Our R&D team came up with a solution that identifies these types of duplicates by using a document similarity algorithm. Look for a separate tech blog post on how this works, but it has proven to be a reliable way of identifying identical content from the same source.
There’s a length post on the Digg blog explaining all the major updates to Digg. You might want to read it if you are interested about this update.