I'm working on a friend's site in an uncompetitive niche (just got started...and even he didnt have much of an effort getting links just using old school link building requests).
I remembered wheel's post mentioning how difficult link building had gotten (including for himself...despite him being the guy who seemed to have very, very little trouble with that).
How much more competitive has link building gotten? Do people really hate to link out this much nowadays? Or does truly useful and original content still get links through targeted&personalized link requests?
I bet I'm gonna hear I should be using twitter/social media to reach out nowadays :-).
PS: keep in mind Im still in college for the most part ;)..so not much SEO work