CategorySocial Media
How Social Media Helped Me Get Unbanned from a Social Media Site in 1 Hour and 44 Minutes
1st of August 2008 Darren Rowse 79

How Social Media Helped Me Get Unbanned from a Social Media Site in 1 Hour and 44 Minutes

In my last post I wrote that I’d just discovered that StumbleUpon had banned me. I’m happy to announce that 1 hour and 44 minutes after posting that – I was unbanned. How did it happen? I put it down to Social Media. Here’s the story: I had a number ...more
Social Media
ProBlogger is Banned from StumbleUpon
1st of August 2008 Darren Rowse 103

ProBlogger is Banned from StumbleUpon

This story has been updated at the bottom of this post. This morning a number of readers have emailed or tweeted me to let me know that when they try to bookmark a post on ProBlogger that it leads them to a page saying that ProBlogger has been banned from ...more
Social Media
Add These Plurk Users as Your Friends
30th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 23

Add These Plurk Users as Your Friends

Today the Social Media Love-In here at ProBlogger continues with a list of 145 bloggers who use Plurk. So far we’ve presented you with bloggers who use Digg, some that use StumbleUpon and a lot of them who use Twitter. Today’s list is smaller than the others but I think ...more
Social Media
Hundreds of Bloggers to Interact with On Digg and StumbleUpon
26th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 41

Hundreds of Bloggers to Interact with On Digg and StumbleUpon

It’s time to release into the wild another two of our Social Media Love-In lists – this time it’s all about social bookmarking. The opportunities for collaboration and cooperation on sites like Digg and StumbleUpon are amazing. They can be powerful tools with the potential to drive significant traffic to ...more
Social Media
Twitter for Beginners – 5 Things to Do as a New Twitter User
26th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 52

Twitter for Beginners – 5 Things to Do as a New Twitter User

Yesterday I added all 538 Twitter users that submitted their details in our Social Media Love In. It took me a couple of hours to do – but I’m glad I did it because already there have been some wonderful conversations emerge. As I was adding new people to follow ...more
Social Media
Follow These Twitter Users – They’re Just Like You
24th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 61

Follow These Twitter Users – They’re Just Like You

ProBlogger reader – I’d like to introduce you to some new friends – around 700 of them (and counting). Over the weekend, on a whim, I started the ProBlogger Social Media Love-In as a way of linking you as readers of this blog together via social media. In that post ...more
Social Media
Social Media Love-In: Phase 2 Coming Soon
22nd of July 2008 Darren Rowse 70

Social Media Love-In: Phase 2 Coming Soon

Wow – when I posted an invitation this morning for ProBlogger readers to promote their social media profiles on this post I didn’t know what would happen – but I suspected it would be fun. It’s been almost 9 hours since the post went live and over 280 readers have ...more
Social Media
Welcome to the ProBlogger Social Media Love-In
22nd of July 2008 Darren Rowse 671

Welcome to the ProBlogger Social Media Love-In

Image by Mandala Update: This will close after 24 hours – read more about why here. Today I want to try something a little different and want to invite you to share your social media profiles with us (please read the ‘rules’ below before participating). Are you active on social ...more
Social Media
Does Twitter Distract From or Inspire Your Blogging?
12th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 84

Does Twitter Distract From or Inspire Your Blogging?

Sarah from Blogversary emailed me earlier today with a question/observation about some people and their use of social messaging tools like Twitter and Plurk. Her email included: Do think Twitter has had a negative impact on some folk’s blogs? As in, they are blogging less? My initial reaction to her ...more
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