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Female Execs Have Better Career Presence Online

Posted by Melanie Phung on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 4:29 pm

Well there’s a switch

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Category: Data

Happy 25th Anniversary Colon-Dash-Paren

Posted by Melanie Phung on Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 1:27 pm

Twenty-five years ago today, Carnegie Mellon University professor Scott E. Fahlman invented the smiley emoticon as a marker to signal that something should be taken lightly or as a joke.

The suggestion, made off-hand on a electronic bulletin board during a discussion about the limits of online humor, quickly spread around the world.

Today’s emoticons come in a huge array of graphic and even animated themes, but the classic colon-dash-closing-parenthesis sequence is still near and dear to my heart. And it saves bandwidth too! 🙂

Learn more about the history of the sideways smiley face.

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Category: Industry Buzz

Dude, Let’s Edit Fred Thompson’s Wikipedia Page

Posted by Melanie Phung on Monday, September 17, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Fred Thompson’s campaign has no love for Wikipedia editors. Explaining to the Washington Post why the Thompson campaign isn’t weighing in on whether the former senator should be listed as Freddie (his given name) or the more common Fred, Karen Hanretty scoffs:

“I’m pretty sure the people debating ‘Fred’ versus ‘Freddie’ are the same people who debate whether or not Britney Spears looked too fat at the MTV music awards. Seriously, how many hours do these editors spend on the site?”

Seriously, you’re basically calling Wikipedia editors losers? You realize that “the same people who debate whether or not Britney Spears looked fat” are also good ol’ Middle America voters, right?

Wait for it, wait for it… I think that’s the sound of thousands of editors adding to Thompson’s profile: Thompson is a pathetic, out of touch, old geezer.

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Category: Social Media

The End of the Long Tail

Posted by Melanie Phung on Monday, September 10, 2007 at 11:10 pm

Tidbit: Did you realize that 20% to 25% of search queries that Google gets in any one day are unique; unique as in “never seen before,” not once! Gives a whole new meaning to the “long tail”. (source: Web Pro Business)

If you haven’t actually read Chris Anderson’s The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More, I recommend you pick up a copy. It’s one of the better e-business books I’ve read in quite a while: well written, intelligently argued, supported by real data, and quite relevant to e-commerce (and SEO).

Anderson also has a very good blog, which was the genesis of the theories for the book.

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Category: Keywords