Posts Tagged ‘google’

Schema Schmema

Written by Nexcerpt on Friday, June 3rd, 2011 in Dating & Online.
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According to nearly simultaneous announcements yesterday from Google, Yahoo, and Bing, this new project brought together their collective best efforts to standardize certain markup elements in one Schema.

Summary: more evidence that corporations should not be in charge of Anything Important ™.

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Adsense Sentience

Written by Nexcerpt on Saturday, January 29th, 2011 in Patterns & News.
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Twenty hours after my Adsense Nonsense post, the following surprisingly humble bit of contrition arrived (I’ll give it the same conversational treatment I gave original notice):

Hello Mr Stock,

Please accept out apologies for an erroneous notification that was sent
out to you on January 28th in regards to your site http://googlewhack.com.

I love getting “out” apologies. That is way out, man!

Seriously, nice to see a typo in there. It’s a relief to realize that some human is involved in this process.

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Adsense Nonsense

Written by Nexcerpt on Friday, January 28th, 2011 in Patterns & News.
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I’ve spent nine years promoting the Google brand worldwide — creating a viral marketing phenomenon to Google’s benefit across tens of thousands of channels, in dozens of languages — including venues from grade school coursework, to academic papers, to off-Broadway shows. Today, I’ve been rebuked for doing so.

The complaint came from… well, can you guess? No, not Microsoft — neither Ask.com nor Apple nor Facebook nor Twitter. The complaint came from none other than Google itself.

I wish I could address this response to the person who sent me the complaint. But, for reasons that will become obvious, I can’t; they’re anonymous and unreachable. So, I’ll blog it instead. If enough readers like, cite, link, and retweet this article, perhaps Google will get the message.

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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?)

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