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:
- In all the InLinks commotion, Michael VanDeMar and Donna Fontenot wondered if Matt Cutts had missed the paid link staring him in the face.
- Gwenbell, one of my personal Twitter favorites, pointed me to a great discussion on Influence vs Popularity that was started by Shel Israel.
- Martin Bowling passed around a link to Brett Borders’ post on Social Media “Rockstars” vs. “Narcissists” that is definitely worth a read, if only to find out if you’re as cool as you think you are or just way too into yourself. (If you’re not sure which camp you fall into, drop me an email and I’ll let you know. Free of charge.)
- Shimon Sandler sent us to Mashable to learn how NOT to build your Twitter community.
- Dave Larson highlighted a chart that shows what social media is and how its used.
- Matt Inman uses his crazy design talents to offer Twitter a new logo idea if they’ll improve their site in three small ways.
- Rae Hoffman gives the world advice on how to promote a brand new blog. I’d like to personally thank Rae for writing this AFTER we launched the We Build Pages blog. Really. I didn’t need this information a month ago or anything.
- Dana Lookadoo said congrats to David Murray who was able to use Twitter to find a job, which is very different than all the other people who use Twitter to get fired from their jobs.
- Lorna Harris found out that in British “pizza” actually means “volcano”. Volcanoes are delicious!
- DoshDosh told us about 27 Web sites that become books. I want to write a book. Maybe I should create a Web site?
…And now the stuff here solely to make you laugh and trick you into thinking I was somehow useful to you today.
- After leading on the search community for who knows how many years, Jill Whalen finally admits that she’s a bot and that’s why neither I, nor Michael Streko, have never seen her in person. Jill Whalen may just be the greatest fake avatar of all time.
- Fellow Long Islander Mike Tekula gives us all something to giggle about with the spammiest linking technique I’ve seen in quite some time.
- Michael Streko offered some sage words of wisdom to Disney starlets everywhere. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.
- Rebecca Kelley made me choke on my water again with her hilarious WikiAnswers find.
- Thanks to Michael Gray for making Sarah Palin even more disturbing and nightmare-inducing than you ever thought possible. It’s funny in that “oh my GOD, did that really just happen?” kind of way. And by “funny” I really mean “horrifying”.
- We Build Pages’ own Zane DeFazio wondered if there were more than 5 ways to lightening-proof a kitten and QualityGal tattled that I kicked her (figuratively, of course). Do you see the crazy I have to put up with around here?
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.]