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July 11, 2008

Friday Recap: Objectification Boogaloo

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Happy Friday, happy peoples. It’s a nice dark and gloomy morning in Southern California. These are my favorite kind of days. If only it would rain. With thunder! I miss the East Coast.

This week in SEO, we announced that we’d be running SEO training during SMX East, Andy Beal announced the winner of the SEM Scholarship Contest, Shoemoney introduced us to his gorgeous new daughter Joslyn, and after much blogging about it Barry Schwartz finally got his iPhone 3G.

I guess some other stuff happened too…

There were lots of reports about Newsday.com and its PageRank penalty, blah blah, who cares. Can we talk about how it’s not okay to bastardize the English language and spell out Newsday as “NewsDay”? Web 2.0 has officially ruined the Internet. You can’t just make up spellings. Do not want! /rant

Have you met Jeremy Zawodny’s potentially rabid squirrel friend? He (I’m assuming it’s a he) kind of freaks me out. The squirrel, I mean. Not Jeremy.

Geek & Poke offered up one day in the life of a Twitterer and I giggled. I giggled even louder when I stumbled across a Cre8asite Forums thread asking how to optimize a Web site for Ask. Silly! Ask isn’t even a search engine anymore. Duh.

Google let loose a remote sign out feature for Gmail which made me silently rejoice. Now the Gtalk conversations I have at home won’t mysteriously be waiting for me when I get to work in the morning. Embarrassment Fail.

Todd Mintz had a great interview with Adam Audette, who is like one of the most awesome people in the entire world and I totally didn’t mean to snub him that one time at SMX West. We heart you, Adam!

Dave Synder posted about The Six Ladies of SEO [He’d] Like To Be Stuck Next to on a Cross Country Flight. Apparently, Dave isn’t looking for some QT with me but he does want a piece of Rae Hoffman. But then again, don’t we all?

I also didn’t make the list of Twenty Bloggers We Want to See in Bikinis. Drat. You mean I’m not interesting or pretty? Blogger Fail.

NorthxEast posted a list of the Fifty Most Influential ‘Female’ Bloggers and included a lot of familiar faces like Skellie, Wendy Piersall, Kathy Sierra, and my personal favorite – Heather Armstrong. I’ve mentioned I get to see Heather at BlogHer next week, right? And that I’m going to hide in fear? Okay. Just checking.

FeelFirefox listed off some Firefox 3 features you probably don’t know about. Are you as much in love with FF 3 am I am? I just want to go home and snuggle it on this gloomy SoCal day.

Earlier this week, Virginia got Susan and I starving passing around this post on Advertising vs Reality where they compared the photo on the package to the actual content inside the boxes. Some of it was not so appealing, but all those yummy burgers and chocolate? Yum yum score! [You had to bring that up again, didn’t you? *raids Robert’s desk for food* –Susan] I want so many cheeseburgers and pizza and chocolate. Mmm, death by 30.

If you’re struggling to get through your work day, it may be time to find out which Facebook application you are. It’s exactly the kind of crucial information you’ll need heading into the weekend. Or at least that’s what you’ll have to explain to your boss.

Things I Learned On Boing Boing This Week:

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3 responses to “Friday Recap: Objectification Boogaloo”

  1. David Mihm writes:

    Another highly amusing recap, Lisa. You and Rebecca are in a battle I fear will never be won for best weekly roundups.

    One question though – you officially apologized to Adam for accidentally snubbing him at SMX West…will you do the same for intentionally snubbing Tony Adam at SMX Seattle? ;-)

  2. Todd Mintz writes:

    Thanks for a link…it was a pleasure doing the interview with Adam.

  3. pat writes:

    The web is full of idiots.
    This is my only explanation for your not being included.



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