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June 13, 2008

Friday Recap: Friends for Sale Edition

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Hey, guys. It’s Friday and I have a belly full of gelato. Mmm, Italian deliciousness.

IT services provider Telindus conducted a survey and found that 39 percent of 18-to-24 year olds would quit their jobs if their bosses blocked Facebook. Well, yeah. That’s because 18-year-olds are working at McDonalds or in the mailroom. I’d quit my job too. For any reason I could think of. [I’m pretty sure at that age I quit one of mine to go to the beach. And I hate the beach. –Susan]

If you want to buy a Facebook account (and 200 or so friends) you can do on eBay. Buying friends? Is nothing sacred anymore? Anyone want to buy my cats? [Prices as follows: $10 for Swat, $1,000 for Jack Jack. –Susan] Don’t be crazy. $3.99 for Swat.

If you want to ruin your day, TechCrunch helps us take a look at some of the average salaries at Google:


If you’re looking for some good reading, check out the 100 Awesome Webmaster Blogs by and for Women. I think you’ll recognize some of the faces.

Watch as Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak unlocks Kathy Griffin’s iPhone. On television. What a waste of an unlocked iPhone. Kathy Griffin is totally not smart enough to appreciate it. Or to exist without cameras following her.

Andy Beal chimes in on the Yahoo/Google/Microsoft saga. Or at least I think that’s what he’s doing, right? Poor Brad. It’s hard being the underdog.

Michael Gray announced he’s running for president because it’s the only way he knows of to stop Google from global domination. Good luck, Michael! We’re rooting for you.

WebProNews is getting hilariously ridiculous with their conference videos. The latest one features Danny Sullivan “chatting” about SMX Advanced while also demonstrating the patented Sullivan shimmy. DSul, FTW!

I stumbled across this video giving folks a look at what life is like inside the Bruce Clay offices. Yup. It looks just like that.

An anonymous “female” from a “big SEO company” used Shoemoney’s nonSEO blog to “rant” about how “she’s” tired of people asking for Diggs and Stumbles. The post is unoriginal and not all that well written. What was funny was that everyone assumed the mystery author had to be one of the four known SEO female ranters: Rae, Jane, Becs or myself. I’ll give you a hint. It’s not any of us. We can write. [It’s not me either, even though I can’t.–Susan]

Barry Schwartz blogged about having to sleep on the couch. Ah, marriage can be a cruel mistress sometimes, eh? ;)

Oh, and Barry, listen up: Stork101.com says they can predict your baby’s gender with 100 percent accuracy! If they’re wrong, however, you get nothing. I think it’s time for an SEO blogging prodigy baby, don’t you?

Wedding Paper Divas had some geek wedding invitations that got a smirk out of me. C’mon, like you’ve never wanted to exclaim, “Wii are getting married”? Liar.

Susan sent Virginia and myself the MASH game online and we all took turns reliving what it was like to be in the 5th grade. I’m going to marry my current boyfriend, honeymoon in Rome, have one child and drive a red Jetta. Yey adulthood!

Also sent by Susan: the greatest display of stupidity ever. I’ll let you digest this one for yourselves.

Things I Learned On Boing Boing This Week:

  • The Simi Valley fires that broke out in 2005 look way more fun on film than they were in person.
  • Taking naps during the day does a better job of keeping you awake than sleeping later or filling yourself with coffee. [I think this means we need company approved nap-time post lunch.–Susan] I like our system now where we just close the door because we’re “so busy working”.
  • God loves bananas and I love robot cupcakes.
  • Long ago small children used to play with plastic wigs. Good God, the world was boring without the Internet and Nintendo’s Wii.
  • What Google News would look like if the world was a happier place.

To all the dads out there, we hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day and are treated to lots of special moments. And if you want to spoil the dad in your life, check out the Chicago Tribune’s gadget-filled Father’s Day guide or maybe go see Kung Fu Panda like Michael Gray did. My own father requested a dwarf pear tree. He’s not the gadget type. Happy Father’s Day, dads!

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