KDE Release event: Open Invitation to Digg

December 14, 2007

If you’re a regular reader of digg.com, you may have noticed a trend developing. If you look between all of the Ron Paul and Guitar Hero posts, you’ll find a surprising number of stories involving KDE and specifically our progress on KDE 4.0.

Now, here’s what’s cool. As a member of the KDE Marketing Working Group and KDE promotional community, we are definitely not the types to either astroturf or flood sites with stories about KDE. Are we interested in getting the word out about KDE? Rhetorical. But we don’t have some concerted effort where we post to digg and digg each other up to get sites and stories recognized. And the KDE Spambot5000 won’t be ready until KDE 4.1 at the earliest.

In other words, when you see KDE stories on Digg every other day, these are stories posted by KDE community members or general enthusiasts – and these stories are being dugg up to the front page. Consistently. Hopefully this doesn’t stop after the 4.0 release.

So my offer: An open invitation to diggnation and the Digg community in general: If you’re interested in attending our Release Event at the Googleplex in Mountain View California on January 18th, 2008, check out our release event website and get in touch with us. We’d love to meet you all. Readers in the Bay Area have no excuse.

I can’t promise Kucinich or Hitchens playing a Wii, but we will have information on Apple widgets and the future of KDE applications on OS X (so we hit one other Digg theme at least). The self-fulfilling prophecy? Let’s see if this blog entry gets picked up, submitted to Digg and voted up all on it’s own.

Update: The story was just dugg here.

7 Responses to “KDE Release event: Open Invitation to Digg”

  1. Andreas Says:

    And the KDE Spambot5000 won’t be ready until KDE 4.1 at the earliest.

    good one!

  2. Stephen Says:

    “January 18th, 200, ”

    That was a long time ago…..

  3. apokryphos Says:

    Could the website also be used to have a list of other kde4 event release parties happening around the world?

  4. Tom (fudged71) Says:

    sounds like a nerdgasm. KDE+Googleplex ? wow. too bad i’m billions of miles away

  5. Life Design Says:

    Love KDE. Love open source. Love the Googleplex – seriously, check out the shots! – I’ll be there.

  6. John Says:

    “Andreas Says:
    December 14, 2007 at 5:41 pm

    And the KDE Spambot5000 won’t be ready until KDE 4.1 at the earliest.

    good one!”

    I really wish I could bury that.


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