What services do people use to announce their new projects aside from Twitter and Facebook? Specifically, if you don't have a popular, established site of your own to announce from. I've used one site (which I won't mention) to make an announcement, but I'm wondering if there are other good ones I don't know about.
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I just launched a start-up and we are now in the process of drawing visibility.
A good idea is to be featured on start-up directories. Here's a list:
Some of these drive good traffic to your website. Killerstartups was particularly good for us. Of course the followers of these platforms are people in the start-up world, and not necessarily your target group. Still, you will get seen, and harvest some useful SEO goodness.
This question on Quora might help.
Spoiler: you need to be a quora member, currently invite only.
I previously got very heavy traffic from programming.reddit.com, but seem to be more picky about shameless plugs than they used to.