5 Great Ways to Keep Your Site Fresh

Here’s 5 great ways to keep the content on your site fresh and give great value to your users.

1) 5min VideoSeed – Just add a simple code to your site and 5min will automagically scan your page and deliver high quality relevant video content to your page from their large library of instructional videos.

2) Autoblogged – This is so simple, it should be illegal. Just find some great newsfeed sources, grab their RSS feeds and Autoblogged will periodically scan the feeds and repost the content to your site in a very adjustable template.

3)  LoudTwitter – Twitter is slowly taking over as the preferred method of communications. Because if it’s simple API, you can even post tweets from your phone. LoudTwitter collects these tweets and reposts them as fresh blog content on your site.

4) Delicious Daily Blog Posting – Delicious is probably the most popular social bookmarking site. We constantly scour the web for cool content and bookmark it for later reference, why not share those discoveries with others on your site?

5) Flickr – Connect your Flickr account to your blog and you can post images you find on flickr directly to your site. Even better, with email-to-flickr set up, you can send images to your site on-the-fly from anywhere with a modern cellphone.

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Is the internet doomed?

The world of SEO is spiraling out of control

Every user is a troll

Scroll, click, click, comment, scroll,

*sad emoticon*.

A FEW MOMENTS LATER:

In as surprising move, the spam dude posted his message under the spam girl, on a whole other digg post.

I hate the internet.

Best eBay feedback ever

Click image (below*) for blown up version.

* I had to edit that part twice, cos I idiot proof my posts 🙂

Anything you post can and will be used against you


Life isn’t easy when you’re an idiot on Facebook.

Take Joshua Lipton for example. I’m sure he wasn’t laughing that night when he plowed into some poor woman’s car while driving back drunk from a party. But two weeks later the scars (at least his) must have healed some, because the one thing he took from his run-in with the law (excuse the pun) was an idea for the perfect Halloween costume: A prison inmate! Hahaha! Get it?!



Unfortunately, the internet-savvy prosecution found that very picture while building their case against Josh as an irresponsible, callous, party animal with very little remorse regarding his victim who was still in hospital at the time. The judge didn’t appreciate the “humor” of the situation either, and sentenced the college Junior to Two Years Hard Time.

This latest example of when-social-networks-bite-you-in-the-ass didn’t exactly set legal precedence either. Both Jessica Binkerd and Lara Buys had unrepentant MySpace photos used against them in similar DUI cases.

And of course everyone has a friend-of-a-friend who was caught cheating via incriminating internet evidence.

Bloggers more often than not use internet anonymity as a means to convey stories and emotions that might otherwise be considered too compromising. However, mutual recognition is at the base of most social network use, so for the most part signing up incognito misses the point.

Could it be said that users should be more careful in differentiating between their “real” and “virtual” existences? Or maybe the whole point of the story is that the two are already hopelessly inseparable?

But all this just leads back to the age-old question: What’s worse – committing the crime, or not being smart enough to cover it up?