Archive for December, 2010

Morgan Stanley Dope

Written by Nexcerpt on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 in Patterns & News.
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Here’s why people see Wall Street as a con game:

   Google Added To “Best Ideas” List At Morgan Stanley – Eric Savitz – Tech Musings – Forbes.

Forbes shows the idiotic audacity to insinuate that “GOOG is up $14.15, or 2.5%, to $592.51” because “Morgan Stanley analyst Scott Devitt” likes it? Consider the implications of asserting that, “shares are getting a boost this morning from Morgan Stanley analyst Scott Devitt”? (Hmm… which is the source of the idiocy, and which of the audacity: Forbes, or Eric Savitz?)


FaceBook Friend F***up

Written by Nexcerpt on Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 in Patterns & News.
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Danny Sullivan asks: Why does Facebook have to F with everything?

Danny makes a number of stinging observations about the perverse distortions of reality euphemistically called “FaceBook Upgrades,” concluding:

It’s f’ing simple. Ask people. Ask people what they want. Hey, you want a strip of pictures at the top of your page? No? Click this X to get rid of it. Want this box of friends to show? Here’s an X to get rid of it. Is this stuff linked to privacy settings? Then make the X or whatever take you directly to those controls.

Facebook exhaustion. I swear, this is what’s killing you for me.

Danny, it gets worse: the F’s at FB took away the only [X] that had any real value.


News of Awakening

Written by Nexcerpt on Friday, December 3rd, 2010 in Patterns & News.
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Matt McGee writes now, at SearchEngineLand, about “Google News Dropping Sites, Reviewing Inclusion Standards.” That’s excellent news, given recent observations here and elsewhere about declining search results quality at Google News.

Also good news that Mark Nepo’s Book of Awakening continues moving up lists such as USA Today Bestsellers from ABC News, where it is Number 23, and Publishers Weekly Bestsellers in Trade Paperbacks from San Francisco Gate, where Nepo is Number one!


Debra Romer Sings

Written by Nexcerpt on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 in Life & Lessons.
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Debra Romer is herself a phenomenon — and she just created another. At five p.m. today (01 Dec 2010), she launched a Kickstarter pledge campaign to fund a new Debra Romer CD / EP. She asked pledges of $3,000, thinking she’d need sixty days to raise it. Instead, she had $8,000 in pledges by midnight… in less than seven hours.

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