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Gruber slams the DiggBar

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He’s pissed, and so am I.  Before I begin, I’d just like to say I like Digg, it’s a great network for finding out what’s popular and an invaluable tool in addition to (GASP!) newspapers for blog sources.  

Before I had a blog I posted several items every day using Digg, but this is just wrong.  It’s 2009, anything remotely resembling a frameset has to go. If you’re going to provide a URL shortening service, follow the leader: TinyURL (as much as I hate them for the potential security risks involved with it) is URL shortening done right.

Written by @chrisfinazzo

April 10, 2009 at 3:13 am

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YouTube’s other “use”

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People are now using YouTube as a reference tool.  This reminds me of when I hear people reference a Wikipedia article for a class presentation, instead of the original source material used in the article.  Even though Wikipedia’s accuracy has improved over the years and will continue to get better, YouTube’s reference capabilities will need to be refined before it gains mainstream acceptance.  At least journalism classes over the past 4 years have instilled in me one unshakable practice: following the source links in an article back to find out where the information first appeared (Read: Plagiarism is Bad).

Written by @chrisfinazzo

January 18, 2009 at 4:59 am