Friday Recap: SEMMY Winner Edition
Hey, look what I got today!
We won, we won, we won! We finally won something! I was super excited to find out today that the Bruce Clay blog took more than 50 percent of the votes in both the Search Tech category and LOL Funny! See, I am funny. And smart. Yey, I should get a raise! We can take it out of Susan’s paycheck. What did she win?
But enough about me. Did you get your SEO Newsletter yesterday? If not, it’s probably because you’re not subscribed. Feel free to fix that. And while you’re at it, hurry up and get in those SEO Contest submissions. They need to be in my inbox no later than February 11th so we can pick a winner by the 15th.
Speaking of SEO Contests, Donna Fontenot revealed the SEOs Fight Fat contest where some of our favorite SEO faces will be trying to slim down for the benefit of both themselves and their favorite charity. Good stuff all around. I sent in my pledge, have you?
Andy Beal lets us know that the Aloha Social Media Summit will be taking place in Hawaii on March 18-19. You think Bruce should send me to Hawaii for a week, right? So we can learn all about social media? I do too. Aloha, Bruce!
If you stayed at the Wynn during December’s PubCon Las Vegas and avoided even looking at the mini bar in fear that your penetrating stare would move that bag of peanut M&Ms half an inch and you’d get charged for them, you’ll find Upgrade: Travel Better’s recent post more than just a little amusing. [I tried not to go over to that side of the room for fear of disturbing the resting snacks. --Susan]
Note to self: When making an illegal ID, crop out the girlfriend. Yes, she’s pretty, but even the least discerning of police officers will notice something is up.
Jennifer Osborne was over on Search Engine People talking about how to bridge the generational gap that exists in search while I tried not to become totally offended as a millennial. [Wow, now early 80s and 1995 are the same generation? Um, no. And I know the Dewey Decimal System, thanks. --Susan]
Here’s a scary sign that Google Maps Street View has gone too far. Yikes.
The Consumerist lets you know that those 15 boxes of Girl Scout cookies you just ordered (what? Don’t just me) are actually tax deductible, assuming you give them back to the Scouts and don’t eat them. What fun is that? [My cousin is selling cookies. Anyone want any? You can donate them to the troops! --Susan]
Google seems to think Scientology is a dangerous cult (no comment), but at least they know who Daisy the Pig is. I’m sure Simon Heseltine’s 6-year-old daughter is getting her Google barcode implanted as we speak.
In Things That Could Only Happen In New York news: 207 freeze in the middle of Grand Station and confuse the heck out of everyone.
Lifehacker reminds you to check the shelf life on your spices? Wait? That stuff isn’t good forever? Seriously? Uh oh.
Domino’s announced you can now use the Web to track your pizza and it’ll get you within 40 seconds. I’m sorry, but that’s the coolest thing I’ve ever heard. I’m going to be stealing so many of Susan’s pizzas.
Winning the Web says gift sending is the new ethical and social way to buy links. On that note, I’d like to remind you that you can find the address to the Bruce Clay office here and that I am a Medium and like dark chocolate. Thanks.
Things I Learned From Boing Boing This Week
- When you’re having a sucky day, checking out the Fail Blog is a good way to put a smile on your face.
- A three legged cat is apparently better than a five-legged one.
- Drinking coffee makes you beat your children. And your staff. Susan hurts me. [Only if you steal my pizzas. --Susan]
- Sometimes people make cakes too scary to consume.
- If you’ve lost your keys, take a trip to Brooklyn. You may find them embedded in the asphalt.
- A spring-loaded spoon is perfect for sending sharp projectiles over my computer monitor and straight into Susan’s face.
Oh yeah, and GO PATS!