21 Nov 2008

‘Overheard on Twitter’ Friday

Since you giggled at the last one, Overheard on Twitter Friday has been promoted to a weekly feature here on the We Build Pages blog. I blame you. And also Jim.

Here’s some of the mayhem that went down on Twitter this week. And you’ll notice that I’m ignoring the #motrinmom fiasco.  You can’t make me add it. This is my Twitter roundup, go get your own.

First, something important:

This week the industry lost a friend when Leif Nissen was taken in a tragic car accident. Loren Baker made the immediate Twitter announcement while David Snyder put together a memoriam for Leif over on IMBroadcast, the site he helped found.  I had the privilege of meeting Leif during last month’s ScarySEO. He was a kind heart who I know will be missed by many. Our thoughts are with Leif’s family and all who knew him.

Now some stuff to help all of our spirits:

…And now the stuff here solely to make you laugh and trick you into thinking I was somehow useful to you today.

Like last time, please share your favorite Twitter finds from this week and add suggestions for whom I should be following in the comments. And yes, Jim, everyone knows they should be following WeBuildPages on Twitter. No need to remind them again.

[I should probably also mention that I’m @lisabarone on Twitter, should you want your Lisa intravenously.]


  1. streko November 21, 2008 at 9:32 AM

    i knew all along Jill was a bot.

  2. Jack Leblond November 21, 2008 at 9:37 AM

    Lisa – keep this up and we’ll all be able to close twitter once in a while and get some work done. BTW – so what if Sarah like her thanksgiving meal FRESH.

  3. Lisa Barone November 21, 2008 at 9:40 AM

    Jack: It needs a subtitle, I think.

    WBP: Reading Twitter So You Don’t Have To

    Streko: Lesson learned. I will never doubt you again.

  4. Kim Krause Berg November 21, 2008 at 9:54 AM

    Dang it! I wanna boss who pays me to stalk Twitter!!! 🙂

    I love this idea…fits The Lisa perfectly.

  5. Jen Lopez November 21, 2008 at 10:07 AM

    Love this! btw I’m with @sallymander, that the @jillwhalen bot is a mighty powerful bot. I got her signature on my SeoMoz playing card. hah!

  6. Megan Slick November 21, 2008 at 10:46 AM

    I’ve seen Jill Whalen in the flesh. But I’m not sure if that confirms anything…:)

  7. Annie Cushing November 21, 2008 at 11:04 AM

    Okay, this is weird …

    I followed the Gwenbell link – just to find out she’s affianced to one of my absolute fave former students – whom I advised, btw, to NOT major in math (pffft) but computers b/c that’s where all the $ and jobs are.

    And what does the guy do? Become a social media aficionado over at socialthing.com and fall in <3 over Twitter!

    Joel, if you’re reading this, you’re welcome! heh

    This blog is always amazingly rich in content. But who knew it specialized in serendipity as well? 🙂

  8. Kimber Cook November 21, 2008 at 11:29 AM

    Why no linky to the Michael Gray/Sarah Palin disturbance?

  9. Saad Kamal November 21, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Matt did send a response to Michael Arrington @ techcrunch about the InLinks issue.

  10. Lisa Barone November 21, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Kimber, ah, the link must have disappeared (read: I am dumb and forgot it.). Thanks so much for pointing it out! The WBP community rocks!

  11. Dana Lookadoo November 21, 2008 at 10:57 PM

    After being “off” Twitter most of Friday, I no longer have to worry about what I’ve missed today or this week. Lisa is listening in! Thanks, Lisa, for being our Twitter RSS.

    In all seriousness, the loss of Leif, whom I only met briefly, touched me and the search community in a deep way. Twitter was a vehicle that brought souls of search together.

    You’ve also shared some great reminders of the importance of laughter as well as successes that have resulted from using Twitter. Now, go to bed…It’s Saturday there!

  12. Jill November 22, 2008 at 7:57 AM

    Oh Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. Not only have you met me on numerous occasions in real life (I shook your hand once, remember?!), you’ve covered zillions of my sessions…I’m pretty sure.

    I know I am quiet and shy in real life, but I didn’t think my presence was THAT unmemorable! Next conference I’m going to wear neon green and shocking pink (like my mother likes to wear). That should help 😉

    As to Mr. Streko, I’m just scared of him and I wanted to keep the present I had for him all to myself!

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