We post, share it with social networking sites.
Many get elated if they get Likes. especially if some one does it in Facebook.
I fail to understand the elation when some one likes your Spouse’s Photo!
If your writing is voted up, your joy knows no bounds,
If it is featured in the Front Page , Home Page ot the dash Board, well, ecstasy.
I still remain a Simpleton and distribute and forget about except for replying comments.
In fact I have been using Facebook, a micro-blogging site, but use it to provide Links to my posts, I do not even post it to Page, though my son insists that Facebook community is stronger and drives visitors in.
But I consider Facebook as basically non serious and frivolous,there are exceptions.
In a curious case Redditors have brought a Meme Company Down by sleuthing.
( I do share in Reddit and promptly forget it, do not even know whether it is voted up or buried.
Curiously I receive traffic from Reddit, to ana extent that in 2102 Reddit drove the maximum traffic to my site.
Now about the present story.
It has the ingredients of Greed,manipulations, Bribery,wrong promises and Sleuthing by the vigilant.
In June 2011, the biggest meme-generating forum on the Internet held elections. The community’s moderators had become overwhelmed with its runaway popularity. Reddit’s r/AdviceAnimals needed help.
They got it in the form of redditor gtw08, the eventual winner.
Looking back, all the moderators remember thinking about gtw08 was that he was quiet. They’d barely ever communicated with him, and they certainly didn’t know his real name. His history on Reddit amounted to little more than link submissions to a relatively new site calledQuickmeme, where users type bold-faced captions on popular memes like Scumbag Steve and Success Kid…
These are known as image macros. They’re the bread and butter of r/AdviceAnimals, a community that would soon grow to more than 2.5 million users and dominate a certain part of Web culture, proliferating memes that bled into mainstream culture, from Ridiculously Photogenic Guy to Grumpy Cat.
And all along, gtw08 sat on the moderator rolls, holding immense power over which links survived and died in the subreddit.
This is the story how three redditors eventually brought him down, along with the biggest image macro site in the world…
Launched in July 2010, their meme-making site was soon seeing massive traffic. It simplified what had traditionally been a laborious process for one of the Internet’s favorite pastimes: putting funny captions on popular images. By the summer of 2012, Quickmeme was seeing 70 million unique visitors and a half-billion pageviews,according to Wayne Miltz…
Quickmeme was now netting the brothers around $1.6 million a month, according to independent analytics site Worth Of Web. The traffic came largely thanks to referral traffic from Reddit’s homepage—the self proclaimed “front page” of the Internet, which collects more than 71 million monthly visitors. Quickmeme was a fundamental part of the Reddit ecosystem.
You could even call the Miltzes Reddit-made millionaires…
In April 2012, a new competitor emerged in the meme-making landscape. Livememe looked like an outright Quickmeme clone, except for two crucial differences: It supported GIF animations and special effects…
The trail went cold.
Aware that other AdviceAnimals moderators were watching him closely, gtw08 began covering his tracks. He’d remove an unpopular Quickmeme post here and there, some Imgur posts, and then a popular Livememe link.
But at the same time, gtw08 was also hashing out conspiracy theories about Livememe to the other mods. The site was using bots to get its posts voted up to the frontpage, gtw08 claimed. And in a bid to get Livememe banned, he compiled data of this alleged botting scheme. The moderators didn’t see enough evidence, however, and voted against the ban.