Why do you participate in social media services and networks?
When people talk about Digg and co, very often they are discussing a traffic tactic. You can get a healthy spike of thousands of visitors with a front page link, which is cool, but …
Are bloggers killing social media?
Most of the people I see putting effort into social media now seem to be in it in the hope of gaining a boost to their blog. They are not participating because they enjoy it, they wouldn’t otherwise visit. In fact they only visit to vote because they want others to vote for them.
I’m going to freely admit, while I read Digg, Reddit and SU, the only time I visit some of the smaller sites is because I have been asked to vote.
That’s not good, is it?
How many of the hoardes of Digg users are there because of what their sites can gain, rather than to be a true member?
So my question for you is, if the majority of people piling on to these services are in it for their own gain, will that become toxic to those communities?
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