We Have Become a Nation of Rats in a Maze (Episode 55)

by Urgo on August 30, 2010

As this was the week of the hyped Digg 4.0 release not only did we have a show but we had an hour long preshow as well where we brought on several active diggers to give their take as well as asked the audience their thoughts. The vast majority of people were of the opinion that there was a lot wrong. For the main show we were graced by the comedic YouTube-lebrity Peter Coffin‘s presence who not only kept us laughing but also had some great insight on a lot of the happenings over at YouTube, Facebook, and beyond.

Full Show (excludes the digg pre-show):

Stories Covered

The New Digg
Full Digg Pre-Show:

Guests: MrBabyMan, louiebaur, AmyVernon, LtGenPanda, Peter Coffin

[visit digg]

Seth Priebatsch: The game layer on top of the world
By now, we’re used to letting Facebook and Twitter capture our social lives on the web — building a “social layer” on top of the real world. At TEDxBoston, Seth Priebatsch looks at the next layer in progress: the “game layer,” a pervasive net of behavior-steering game dynamics that will reshape education and commerce
[via ted]

You Can Block Any Facebook User… Except Mark Zuckerberg
The title of this post kind of says it all. As pointed out by blockzuck.com, you can block anyone on Facebook except CEO Mark Zuckerberg. If you try to do it (we did), you’ll get a message saying…
[via techcrunch]

Diaspora Three Weeks Away From Unveiling Open-Source Facebook Alternative
Remember Diaspora? You’ll be forgiven if you don’t. Since they received a lot of hype as the open-source “Facebook Alternative” this past May, they’ve been quiet.
[via techcrunch]

YouTube surpasses Yahoo! as the 3rd most visited site
1* Google 2* Facebook 3* YouTube 4* Yahoo! 5* Live.com 6* Baidu
7* Wikipedia 8* Blogger 9* MSN.com 10* Twitter
[via thenextweb]

Meet The YouTube Stars Making $100,000 Plus Per Year
There are 10 independent YouTube stars who made over $100,000 in the past year, according to a study done by analytics and advertising company TubeMogul.
From July 2009 to July 2010, TubeMogul used their viewership data to estimate the annual income for independent YouTube partners, which they define as anyone who is not part of a media company or brand.
[via businessinsider]

Guest: Peter Coffin

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