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I’m a Social Media Community Manager!

No! Stop! I’m not looking for a higher CTR or increased engagement on your goddamn social networks! I’m not a cog in your sales machine! I’m a real person with real feelings, not a profile picture to analyze for your own amusement. My status updates say, “Check out our newest eBook!” but read between the lines; what I really mean is, “Check out me, please. I need validation!”

What’s happened to me?

McSweeney’s nails it again.

via McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: I’m a Social Media Community Manager!.



J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for Serious Eats on how Anthony Bourdain gets restaurant recommendations:

Bourdain’s slightly more rascally approach? Invoke “nerd fury.” Hit up any message board with an active international or travel community, and rather than simply asking them for advice, outright lie to them.

Get online and write something along the lines of, “hey guys, I just had the absolute best chicken rice at [restaurant x] in Singapore, no questions asked, hands down, everything else pales in comparison,” then sit back and enjoy the show as the internet foodie elite each jump into the fray to defend their own picks to the death. You’ll get a much bigger response, more passionate praise, and it’ll probably end up being a little fun to boot.

Love it. Who knew that “troll-sourcing” would be ever be a solution for anything in life? God bless the internet.

via Serious Eats


Amazon’s Recommendation Engine Works


Video Of The Month


Ernest Borgnine Has A Secret To Tell You

Whew. I can rest easy knowing I will live a long life like 91 year old Ernest Borgnine.


Firefox 3.0 Final Released

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As a blog dedicated to the betterment of humanity, I feel it is my duty to inform you, the grand hope for mankind, that the latest version of Firefox is now available for download.

If you want to know more about the release, Lifehacker has a great write up here.  All I know is that one of the new features added is called the “AwesomeBar.”  I didn’t really need any other reason to upgrade.

Oh, and I guess there’s some sort of push to break the Guinness Record for most downloads in a day on this or something.

Download Firefox 3.0

Direct download for Windows

Direct download for Mac

(you might have to keep trying on these, their servers are hammered)


Fred Durst Is The King Of The Potty Guys

This video speaks for itself.



Google Is Serious About Creating A Standard For Social Networking Widgets

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When I first saw that Google, Myspace, Yahoo, and others were forming the “OpenSocial Foundation,” I almost yelped for joy that someone had finally wised up and decided to create One Social Network to rule them all.  Honestly, there are just too many damn networks to be involved in, much less keep track of, these days.

Unfortunately, the foundation’s main goal is not to consolidate social networks. Rather it is to provide developers with a standard for building applications for use on the different social networks.

Much less exciting, I know.

Nevertheless, it’s still a Good Thing. Open standards are what the internet was founded upon, and it’ll make for a better experience for both developers and users.

Predictably, Facebook is not a part of the initiative, probably because they have the most mature and tenured platform for social networking apps already in full swing.

My first inclination is to draw parallels between the iTunes vs Playsforsure battle of Goliath vs the Davids.  However, this battle may not be a similar debacle, as the battleground is for a development standard and I think the developers themselves hold the final say in determining the victor.



New Entry In The Internet Video Pantheon

I wish there was a auto-repeat toggle on Youtube.


LOLinator Translates Websites To Normal Internet Speech

This fun little site will take a website and make it a necklace a page full of deliciously funny lolcat speech.

Something I discovered is that this wondrous invention actually makes Lefsetz Letters into readable posts.