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Being Liked by Scoble Isn’t a Business Model

Posted by Melanie Phung on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at 10:45 am

In lieu of actually writing original content, I’ll continue just posting clever things other people write and hope it’ll be enough to make you believe I’m still “maintaining” this blog 🙂

This week’s quote of the week:

If you are a Web 2.0 company in today’s Web you really need to ask yourselves, “Are we solving a problem that everybody has or are we building a product for Robert Scoble?”

Words of wisdom from a Microsoft Program Manager and, according to Wikipedia, son of Nigeria’s former president. Related to the issue whether Web 2.0 apps have practical application and what Robert Scoble thinks, check out this post by Bob Bly called What’s Wrong with Social Networking Junkies.

I’ll try to come up with some words of wisdom of my own at some point soon. In the meantime, please discuss amongst yourselves.

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Category: Industry Buzz,Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week: Now Get Back to Work

Posted by Melanie Phung on Tuesday, May 6, 2008 at 10:19 am

“Just ‘cos you work on the internet, and Twitter happens to be on the internet, does not mean Twitter is work.” – Matt Davies

From 21 Reasons Twitter is Bullshit. And I think I just killed a kitten.

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Category: Quote of the Week,Social Media

Quote of the Week: Hannibal Lecter’s Guide to Link Building

Posted by Melanie Phung on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 12:46 pm

Quote of the Week from Eric Ward’s article on so-called “best practices” in link building:

Hannibal Lecter followed a set of “best practices” when he ate a census taker’s liver, and those best practices included Fava beans and a nice Chianti, but having best practices didn’t make him any less insane.

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Category: Link Building,Quote of the Week,Spam

How to Rock Web 2.0

Posted by Melanie Phung on Friday, January 11, 2008 at 9:08 pm

This week’s quote of the week comes courtesy of the SEOmoz blog. Jane Copeland complains about the lack of originality and general suckiness of most start-up sites trying to cash in on Web 2.0… still:

We made jokes about rounded corners over a year ago, but it seems that people still believe that if their site looks like an iPod, it will be an unbridled success.

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Category: Quote of the Week

The Failure to Call Things by Their Proper Names

Posted by Melanie Phung on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 at 3:15 pm

This week’s quote of the week comes from Confucius, by way of a New York Times article (about agricultural sustainability, of all things):

The corruption of society begins with the failure to call things by their proper names.

The phrase jumped right off the page at me – probably because I’m so finicky about language (or “pedantic” as I’ve also been called).

Since I was wearing my SEO hat (of indeterminate color) at the time I read the article, it made me think about the whole Google/paid links/rel=nofollow debate. I’ll leave it to all y’all to parse what I exactly I mean by that.

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Category: Quote of the Week