Friday Recap: Squishables Day Edition
It is super busy in the Bruce Clay offices today. It’s Friday, SEO Newsletter day and the last work day before the Bruce Clay, Inc. team heads up to SES San Jose. Yikes.
It’s also Squishable Day! Today was the day, Susan, Virginia and myself agreed to bring in all our Squishables for a photo op. As you can see, one writer forgot. The other two prettier, more talented writers did not. Aren’t we cute? [I said I was sorry! --Susan] It’s not me you have to apologize to. It’s your poor Squishable who spent today all by himself with no friends!
I don’t know about you but my life (and sleeping schedule) has been completely taken over by the Olympics. So much so that I even found what Michael Phelps eats for breakfast riveting. I’m currently researching rehab facilities.
It was also amusing to see the SEO community pretend to be shocked and horrified over China switching out the crooked teeth singing prodigy with a prettier face. Hello, fake avatars much? Didn’t see people so offended a few weeks ago.
Pat Sexton depicted what went down during the SunCity SEOcon last week. Had I known it was going to feature a shirtless Chris Hooley…well, let’s just say I would have played with my schedule.
Matt Cutts came to LA…and then didn’t hang out with the Bruce Clay gang. Whatever, Matt, we didn’t want to hang with you anyway. [pout]
This chart depicting small talk with a Web designer made me giggle. Someone needs to create one for bloggers. They’d all resolve to “Oh! And how do your parents feel about you still living in their basement?” The shame.
Gmail went down earlier this week and the entire Internet went into a natural disaster-sized panic. It was so severe that Barry Schwartz took over Search Engine Land to cover the travesty reporting that…Gmail was down. And that it would be back some time. But it was down right now! Then Gmail’s 502 error was Flickr’d. And commented on way more than necessary. Seriously, people, we need more exciting lives.
Philipp Lenssen posed an interesting question asking What Was the Last Google Docs Document You Edited? For me, it was a letter to my best friend. We post them there instead of actual emails. Why? Because that’s how absolutely nerdy we are. What’s the last thing you’ve edited in GDocs? [I can beat you for nerdy. I last updated the spreadsheet I use to track my friends' goals. They get cash for meeting them every week! --Susan]
TechCrunch reports on HitMeLater – a snooze button for your email. Just forward your email address to email@example.com and replace X with the number of minutes you want to “snooze” on it for. Good in theory, however, in practice it’s probably hell on your inbox.
Kim Krause-Berg has been conducting some fun interviews lately, talking to Cre8asite’s most famous members and even strapping Rae Hoffman to the hot seat so Rae can gush about SEO and even her boyfriend. Aw, maybe Rae’s not so scary after all.
Wake N’ Bacon is officially the most cholesterol-filled alarm clock yet. And the I Love Egg song is one medley I cannot get out of my head no matter how hard I try. Seriously. I demand you all listen to it. For me.
Things I Learned On BoingBoing This Week:
- How to get customer service people to do what I want them to.
- People’s multiple personalities come out when found money is involved.
- Cops in the UK will leave a friendly refrigerator magnet message if they accidently search your house instead of your criminal neighbor’s.
- Shaving your face just got scarier.
And that’s it from us. If you’re heading up to SES San Jose next week, we’ll see you there. And remember, the IMNY Charity Party is on Monday night and Wednesday is Search Bash. You’re not going to want to miss either one! And if you’re the shy type, make sure to check out The Introvert’s Guide to Conference Networking before you go. It’s penned by one of the industry’s biggest introverts and will give you something to read on the plane.