So, I have known about the website "Digg" since I was in my Junior year of high school. My best friends would chat in our Theatre 4 class about all the crazy and awesome articles they saw on it. Then whenever I began to look at websites they started to pop up with these little buttons with a D on them. I've been hearing about Digg for years and never fully understood what it was until I entered my Public Relations and Social Media class this year. We've been reading and discussing a book called The New Rules of Public Relations & Marketing. This wonder of a book has opened my eyes to how much the world wide web, and websites like Digg, our changing the way we think of public relations. Traditionally practicioners had to send loads of press releases to the media. But now, we are able to skip these traditional channels with the use of blogs, twitter and other social media devices. Websites like Digg, Technorati, Reddit (my personal favorite) and Mashable are helping journalists develop stories without having to receive thousands of useless press releases. We are in a new era of "pulling" journalists and the media to our stories. We no longer have to push (or beg, if you will) for our stories to make it into major magazines, television shows or newspapers. Not only that, but websites like Digg and Reddit already have thousands of subscribers, so those stories reach readers without even having to touch a traditional media source. I can totally Digg that :)
food for thought: "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
woah, that's neat: www.8tracks.com < Do you like music? Then you'll love this website.