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Blog Spam

Written by Nexcerpt on Friday, August 16th, 2013 in Patterns & News.
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You may recently have paid someone to “improve” your ranking in search engines — for “SEO Services” or Search Engine Optimization. If I invited you to this page, your website may be listed below.

I say “listed” rather than “linked” because none of these postings succeeded. They were done by not-very-creative person, who was paid today for failure. You already have your revenge, though! That “SEO” company pulled a fast one on you, but their employees did much worse to them!


Hartford v. Bullies

Written by Nexcerpt on Friday, June 21st, 2013 in Patterns & News.
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Now and then — though very rarely — a court decision renews my faith in the justice system. A recent ruling by the Vermont Supreme Court is such a decision: one in which The Good Guys prevail over The Relentless Bully. I refer to In re Wood NOV, Town of Hartford v. Wood, Docket 2012-146, issued 14 Jun 2013 by Vermont Supreme Court Judge Beth Robinson.

(Notable, though not relevant to the case at hand: “Robinson is one of seven openly LGBT judges serving on state supreme courts.”)


Online Searcher

Written by Nexcerpt on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 in Patterns & News.

This text rendering of News URLs Tell Their own Stories is reprinted from the May – June 2013 Online Searcher (Volume 37, Number 03). A PDF of the print layout, as published, is available at Nexcerpt.


LinkedIn Spam

Written by Nexcerpt on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 in Patterns & News.
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I recently joined a LinkedIn group for Startup Weekend. I was astonished to see the posts dominated by spams and scams, so I posted a note to the Group Moderators: “Startup Weekend” is quickly being overtaken by (obviously) scam promotions, posted by (likely) bogus profiles.


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