The Intermechanics of Lollygagging

How to Be a Productive Procrastinator was the topic at hand on Talk of the Nation on June 12, 2008. Rationalizing our dawdling, Neal Conan lead a discussion about the latest on procrastination from Timothy Pychyl, blogger of Don’t Delay on Psychology Today and professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, and John […]

The 10 Commandments of Search

Quite clever indeed… The 10 Commandments of Search An excerpt: “And all the webmasters perceived the thunderings of an update, and the changing of their PageRank, and the voice of the engine, and their rankings sinking; and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off.” … from a great post by Skitzzo […]

The Machine is Us/ing Us

A prolific illustration of web 2.0 in just under 5 minutes, Michael Wesch’s viral video “The Machine is Us/ing Us” is about structured data in a nonlinear, digital world. In this case, the medium is the message. Media is changing as we use it just as the text in the video changes as you read […]

Accessibility theatre

As I have been recently afflicted with a fascination for usability and accessibility and how they relate to search optimization, I found this definition posted by Joe Clark absolutely hilarious: accessibility theatre conspicuous but ineffective or counterproductive measures giving the appearance of responsible attention to accessibility