Who in the blogosphere doesn’t want “Buzz”? Techmeme buzz, Digg buzz, Slashdot buzz…helps build excitement, and page views!
Is blog buzz gained serendipitously?
Techmeme uses a secret sauce algorithm to present “the latest buzz from leading online voices in technology,” but not necessarily all of the blogosphere’s “55 million" voices.
Digg’s “digital media democracy” is “all about user powered content” for promotion to the front page, but is a target for “popularity” gaming.
Slashdot’s “news for nerds” is “powered by your submissions,” but the “stuff that matters” to “anonymous cowards” submitters may be their own “news.”
Capturing almighty blog buzz even leads some to “prayer,” before the almighty!
“The Buzz Conference” has faith in buzz: It has gotten blog buzz religion.
“Is your church buzzworthy?” the conference exhorts to church official attendees of the two-day event set for June in Washington DC.
“The Buzz Conference” puts forth that it is “part of a creative revolution that is changing the way we do church”:
Too many churches are yawn factories. They’re boring instead of buzzing. Buzz will equip you and your team with tools and strategies to do church more creatively.
At Buzz, explore new ways of redeeming technology to reach the unchurched and emerging generation through blogging and podcasting as well as how to fine-tune sermon planning and create marketing strategies.
“Compel them to come in” ~Luke 14:23
At the end of the day, the goal of the Buzz Conference is to equip church leaders and church planters with creative ideas and innovative resources that buzz and will ultimately “compel them to come in.”
Perhaps Techmeme, Digg and Slashdot strategies will be on the “heavenly” agenda of blogosphere tactics to “compel them to come in.”