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I am a huge fan of digg but have never used it for my own blog. I’ve also discovered newsvine. I’ve read a some posts and articles comparing them. I thought it might be nice to test the popularity of each.

I started registering in Newsvine some of my posts and a few hours later, I did the same on Digg. The result is impressive since Digg provided the same amount of traffic (still growing) in 4 minutes as Newsvine did in 10 hours.

I want to apologize for any inconvenient within both services doing the test. Indeed some Digg users have quickly discovered that I promoted my own posts and had to report it. Sorry for that.

[update] I’ve also reported my entries in Digg as spam since the test is conclusive (traffic mutliplied by 100).

[update2] It seems that Newsvine effect lasts longer that Digg like shows following figures:

It may be because Newsvine is still in Beta (as Brandon and Reggie commented) and has not as many shared posts/news as Digg has.


I plan to format my desktop so that I will get a brand new clean WinXP installation (“spring clean up” in advance)
In order to forget nothing, I draw up a list of softwares I often use (I have plenty of apps I’ve used only once)

I think it would be useful to share the list:





[Update] For those who come from Digg or Newsvine, this post was part of a test I ran to compare popularity between both services. Results here.
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A friend of mine asked me to help him build the new website of its company.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time to devote to this. After thinking a few days about what would be the easiest and quickest way to help him, I decided to use a blog template with some extra features.
Indeed, it offers the comfort of an existing plateform with a built-in administration tool and it could be structured and designed as needed.

I still don’t know if I am going to use Blogger ,WordPress or any other.
I really wish I could try Movable Type out but it is not free and I guess my friend is not willing to pay…

Anyway, I read that many people now have the same reaction than I had: here, here or here (FR) are examples of website built on a blog structure.

Is it the death of the usual website that we have been knowing ?

Written in listenning: goldfrapp

The French blogging pope has managed to podcast the french interior minister Nicolas Sarkozy.
The video should be online soon. Update: video is here.

Congratulations Mr Le Meur.
Loic Le Meur blog [FR]: Nicolas Sarkozy podcasté pour la première fois

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Kevin explains how you can use your gmail address to subscribe to not so trusted websites… So useful.

Another way is to connect to Mailinator and to obtain a randomly generated email address that you will use only once.

Written in listening to: Archive

Breaknews [FR] – French parliament has proposed an unexpected change to a law (the one regarding the DRM) to legalise p2p download (music, movies, data) if not for commercial purposes.

In order to remunerate the artists, some politics are talking of an annual fee.

[update] A second reading of the official text has been asked. It will occur this afternoon. Nothig is done.

Written in listening to: Archive

The work on this protocol (Jingle) was shared with google for Gtalk.
It is really a good news that the documentation is now avalaible on the net.

I am looking forward to seeing what will be the first use of it.

Can we imagine a website (meebo.com?) where you can listen to a friend who is using a jabber client (like Gtalk or Ichat). The problem is that you won’t be able to answer him since you must have a software (+ drivers) installed in order to encode your voice.
Written in listening to : Belle & Sebastian

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