Drill Bits 009 – Star What?

Reg laments fighting the Digg algo, MediaDefender f**ks up, Mu’s never seen ‘Star Wars’, we plan for our Q&A show, gaming Digg, PocketTweets, SEO white & black hats, Religion 2.0, and more Digg discussion, all in this weeks episode.

What questions do you have for Social News’ Top Submitters?

Muhammad Saleem, Andrew Sorcini & Reg “Zaibatsu’ represent three of the top submitters on the social news networks of Digg, Netscape, Reddit, and StumbleUpon. On an upcoming episode of ‘The Drill Down’ We’ll answer your questions about Social News networks, submitting techniques, and generally anything you’d like to know about social bookmarking.

Submit your questions either in the comment thread below or at comments@thedrilldown.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

The Drill Down 009 – Im in yr kontent, blawking yr ads

Do social news headlines accurately reflect real news? Will blocking web ads be illegal? Why should you wait before rushing out to buy the iTouch? & WTF is Prince thinking?! Andy, Reg & Mu attempt to answer these questions and more this week. Plus, submit your questions for our upcoming Social News submitters’ episode. What would you ask Social News’ top submitters?


Please feel free to let us know if you have any comments, suggestions or ideas for upcoming topics. We’d love to hear from you.
comments@thedrilldown.com

Show Links
The Latest News Headlines—Your Vote Counts
Web ad blocking may not be (entirely) legal
Tested: iPhone Screen Better Than the iPod Touch Screen
An iPod touch ships without OS X
A lifelong Apple enthusiast finally purchases his first Apple product

Prince lashes out at YouTube, eBay and The Pirate Bay
prince and the art of career suicide
Porn industry hard up for solutions to piracy problem
How Much Bandwidth Do You Consume Per Month?
Yahoo Invites Us Into Mash, Its New Social Network
Anti-Piracy Ad from The IT Crowd

Social Bookmarker’s Conference 2008

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The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group

Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690

Drill Bits 008 – File-Sharing with an Accent

Andy, Reg, Mu & Smaran discuss Smaran’s presence on the web, Mu’s accent, Mu’s run-in with illegal downloading, the future of copyright & distribution, secret Digg strategies, duping each others submissions, Podcasts on Digg, Tumblr, and an advanced lesson in Urdu.

The Drill Down 008 – The Torrent Show

It’s a supersize show this week, as we discuss everything you always wanted to know about torrents, but were afraid the RIAA would sue you for asking. Our guest is Smaran Dayal, who writes for Torrentfreak.com. We start with the basics on torrents, get into a heated debate regarding the legality of file sharing, and cover the best torrent sites, how to make a torrent, and how to avoid getting caught (if you DO happen to download the warez). Also, Muhammad tries out an old accent, just for fun!


Please feel free to let us know if you have any comments, suggestions or ideas for upcoming topics. We’d love to hear from you.
comments@thedrilldown.com

Show Links:

Torrent Basics
20 BitTorrent Tips and Tricks
Howstuffworks “How BitTorrent Works”
Why BitTorrent Works
How to create a torrent?

Torrent Clients:
BitTorrent
Azureus
Transmission
µTorrent

Torrent Sites:
10 Amazing Torrent Sites
Vuze by Azureus
The Pirate Bay
OiNK
Mininova
Demonoid.com
TorrentLeech.org

Advanced Torrent Tips:
Optimize BitTorrent To Outwit Traffic Shaping ISPs
Tor: anonymity online
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The Drill Down website
The Drill Down Facebook Group

Andrew Sorcini on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/MrBabyMan/news/submitted
mr.babyman@google.com

Reg ‘Zaibatsu’ on Digg.com:
http://digg.com/users/zaibatsu/news/submitted
maas.neotek@google.com

Muhammad Saleem:
http://digg.com/users/msaleem/news/submitted
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22Muhammad+Saleem%22

Smaran Dayal:
Smaran Dayal’s website
http://torrentfreak.com/

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Music (Courtesy Podsafe Music Network):

Intro: Pl@stic Soul – “005-1 Electric Guitar”
http://www.mf247.jp/index.php?gr2_id=00000000000000000000000000315600

Outro: Freightrain Jones – “Pervs and Pornos”
http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pageartist.cfm?bandID=467690