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Wanted: social news scammers

In response to the revelation that top users of Digg are routinely offered bribes by companies hoping to get their story onto the front page, the ever-controversial Jason Calcanis is offering his own bribe - this time to users who'll dish the dirt.

December 12, 2006 by Steve O'Hear


Should top Diggers be paid?

After the revelation that top Diggers are routinely offered payment by companies hoping to get their story onto Digg's front page, is it time for the social news site to start compensating its top users? Also, check out Geek and Poke's brilliant cartoon.

December 8, 2006 by Steve O'Hear


Dare Junkies: Jackass meets YouTube

Dare Junkies, which will launch a public beta on Tuesday, combines the video sharing and social networking aspects of YouTube/MySpace, with the challenge-based formula of reality TV.

December 7, 2006 by Steve O'Hear


Revver revamped

Online video site Revver has been significantly updated to give users better tools for sharing content, as well as undergoing a much needed redesign which makes it easier to find the newest and "best" videos on the site.

December 6, 2006 by Steve O'Hear


Is Second Life a power hog?

In a recent post titled 'Is Second Life Sustainable?', Tony Walsh raises the issue of how much electricity is required to keep the virtual world running. Nick Carr does the math.

December 5, 2006 by Steve O'Hear