Muti.co.za (the Business 2.0 mentioned) African Social Bookmark site is great for sharing African-related sites you
createuncover with the rest of the World.
Muti is great for uncovering news and information that matters to us here in, over-priced bandwidth, South Africa.
As Muti.co.za has been compared to Digg and Reddit lets apply one of the Digg rules to Muti.co.za too: Do not submit your own blog posts to muti.co.za if you can point users directly to the source of the information you’re submitting to muti.co.za.
Why should you not submit your own blog posts to muti.co.za?
IF we define value as Ã¢â‚¬Ëœrelative worth, utility or importance or in marketing parlance the benefit the client will enjoy less the cost. Or for my friend Stii, who speaks only Geek, lets define it mathematically as the difference between the price and the benefit experienced, or V = B – P.
In the social web we live in today is there not more value in some1else submitting your URL to muti.co.za than yourself? I am not saying that Your Web AddiCT has not submitted some of our own ‘stuff’ to muti.co.za, I have but… Lets look at an example:
2 of the top story submitters on muti.co.za in December 2006 have submitted nearly the same amount or links to muti.co.za, 15 & 17 respectivley. From the Muti stats page.
One of the users have been submitting alot of their own ‘stuff’ to muti.co.za while the other has submitted other peoples ‘stuff’ to muti.co.za. By comparing how the users of muti.co.za have been ‘digging’ the submissions, the user who has been submitting more of their own ‘stuff’ to muti.co.za has 100% less kudus than the user who has been submitting other people’s ‘stuff’.
What to do to get more people to add your ‘stuff’ to muti.co.za:
- Use muti.co.za
- Let your readers know about muti.co.za
- Allow users to easily submit your ‘stuff’ to muti.co.za
How to allow users to easily submit your information to muti.co.za:
- Add the muti.co.za button to your WordPress blog.
- Add the muti.co.za button to your Feedburner RSS feed
- You are also able to add a muti.co.za bookmarklet to Firefox that will automatically submit the current page you are viewing to muti.co.za