Archive for April, 2007

Whew. We recently sent out a massmail to both

I have a lot of experience with widgets/gaining links on other sites. From back in 2000 when I first started to hammer away at top sites, to Blog Flux, widgets are something that I am intimately acquainted with. Nevertheless, I still follow widgets like a hawk. If there is anything that Digg did well, it […]

During the middle of World Cup 2002 started, when Rivaldo was one of the hottest players, I remember reading about how he had gone from highly-criticized to much loved. Mind you, this face-clutching episode (read Wikipedia entry) was definitely one of the worst moments in soccer-acting, but that is another point. Rivaldo credited his resurgence […]

In my previous post on hitting the 100,000 download mark, I also mentioned how it wasn’t getting any search engine love, even with all the links. Stefan Juhl and I had a little chit-chat going on in the comments, where Google does recognize 3000 pages, but thinks only 42 are unique enough to mention. […]

Some of our divisions are quite quiet, just slogging along, making money without making a peep. Case in point: Forum Templates. It just crossed the 100,000 downloads mark yesterday. It employs two people full time. This incidentally is the one site Google gives no love to. Just filed a reinclusion request, I think it is […]

Technology in itself is benign – it simply lets us do things we could not before. The internet is a fantastic place, but also a classic double edged-sword: while it lets people read news/information they would have never had access too, it also lets people spread mis-information and other general douchery. Text is hard to […]

Exhibit A: Hypocrisy

18, Apr 2007

Pretty simple. Matt complains about selling text links through WordPress to game search engines (he focuses on templates, but you know the gist of it). He does this on a blog that has the following links: * Donate your car * Online payday loans * Payday Loans * myspace layouts * Free web directory * […]

Technology and news

17, Apr 2007

I didn’t blog yesterday because of what happened in VT. People talk about hitting home, but this one really did. I remember running the business and going to university at the same time. University was far more stressful. Of course, my emotions melted away and turned to disgust after seeing shit like this. Technology can […]

Over the years, I’ve been a ‘fan’ of Google. I say that with hesitation – I’m not an unbridled fan that runs around saying how Google is the bestest ever. I simply try to take a step back, see what they are trying to do, and think it through. I’ve made many a snide comments […]