You probably have noticed some new buttons on the sidebar and under the posts. I toss around the word "probably" alot, but the point is that you should look right now for these buttons. On the sidebar, you can digg, share on facebook, add to del.icio.us, and stumbleupon. Under posts, we have digg and facebook. The buttons under posts apply only to that specific post, while the ones on the side are for the main page. Unlike the rest of the internet, you might not know what all these sites are. Here is my handy guide to these websites.
- Digg: A "news" site. People vote to "dig" an article or "bury" it. Articles with the most diggs make the front page. Since Digg is so popular, front page = famous.
- Facebook: Social site designed for girls who like to post hundreds of pictures of themselves making strange faces. People can invite you to add apps, 90% of which are quizzes/advertisements. The average Facebook member has 11 friends that they don't think they actually know but added them because they aren't sure. I think everybody reading this knows what Facebook is.
- Del.icio.us: They call it "social bookmarking". I honestly don't have any idea what it is and don't really care. All I know is that it is popular and can somehow magically make your site popular.
- StumbleUpon: Poor man's Digg. Dumb logo.
All these are part of an effort to increase our sad amount of traffic we get. I even think that the Digg button is working; we have two diggs, one of which is mine and the other is some form of spam bot.