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dunce.gifThe Marketwire press release distribution service has announced that it will now deliver press releases to social media and online community sites like Digg, and Newsvine. What a bad idea. Read their misguided press release here
The wikipedia definition of social media: “Social media describes the online tools and platforms that people use to share opinions, insights, experiences, and perspectives with each other. Social media can take many different forms, including text, images, audio, and video. Popular social mediums include blogs, message boards, podcasts, wikis, and vlogs.
Digg and are among the communities where users rank news values and favorite links – not places you buy your way into with a press release.