What is social media?
One can say that the latest iteration of the popular web, called Web 2.0 by some, is driven by and predicated on the dynamics that arise from social media.
The Wiki defines social media as:
"Social Media is a term that is used for a broad spectrum of topics, and has several different connotations, however in the context of internet marketing, Social Media refers to a collective group of web properties that are primarily driven by the users. For example, blogs, discussion boards, vlogs, video sharing sites and dating sites." SOURCE
There are several sites, known by many, which make social media happen for blogs, including:
I had to put a break in that URL for it to show here, you will want it all on one line.
I am not a digg-master but I think the way to be dugg is to digg other sites yourself.
I have been stumbleupon'd MUCH more than dug and I understand stumbleupon better. In both case, using the service to recognize other blogs will help people find your blog.
Digg is not abundantly food blog friendly while Stumbleupon is relatively agnostic when it comes to topic.
Tastespotting, OMG, is food porn nirvana and if DRIVES TRAFFIC like a feverish madness.
Tastespotting traffic also seems to go deeper while stumbleupon, due to the nature of it's user interface, tends to just flitter across the surface of your site.
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