Doug Outs SearchGuild

Seems Doug is still on the warpath. Reliable industry sources have just told me that SearchGuild was the latest victim.

Web 2.0 for the real world

Normally I don't go much for these social networking tools, but this one I saw on Chris DiBona's blog is great.

Dear Sirs, Where is My Links?

Edward has a fresh new link exchange program open on the SEO Consutants directory. Highly recommended. Just like DMOZ, submit early and often

Threadwatch Meet?

So now new owners and new Editors have taken seat are we going to see a little soiree?

I seem to remember somebody having a large influence last time :-)

http://www.threadwatch.org/node/1150

Morten Lund and Gawker - Stalker WTF

Morten Lund points out the ugly side of Gawker , Morten I agree totally ... wanna fund a Gawker watch where we pay some lowlife pond scum to follow him around and blog it all ( joke )...

After the Untouchables, The Unreachables

Don't you just love governments and what they do with our money? News story that budget constraints are forcing some local FBI agents to operate without e-mail accounts, according to the FBI's top official in New York.

UK Libel Case - £10,000 For Nonce Accusation On Forum

An interesting libel case in the UK High Court was concluded today. When you read the thing, the comments made are certainly no worse, and arguably less abusive than much written on this august forum

Playing With Knives...

Is always a risky business!

Friday Morning Image

http://www.threadwatch.org/images/echoechosphere.jpg

Anyone want to make a better and more cartoon-like version?

Brett Tabke Threatens LondonSEO For Trademark Violation

Brett Tabke is threatening legal action against LondonSEO for violating his registered trademark 'PubCon' on their non-profit site.

Forbes Reports Billionaire Boom

Forbes and BBC reports that Bill Gates still leads the list of the richest people in the world, but just when I thought the odd million was worth having, it turns out you need a billion these days to get taken even half way seriously - there are apparently 793 billionaires listed

I Know This Is A Trite Title, But ... It's Not Just China

Posted in 'Bollocks'. Where else?

Fucking unbelievable. I know that this isn't Tiananmen Square stuff, but it's pretty jaw-dropping nonetheless. I posted a while back about this - Gambling on line - Made In Italy - and it's now a reality.

Why Does Digg Still Exist? (RANT)

I've snapped! I've had it with Digg and crap that gets posted there. I just saw this story on some "Google OS Video", {editor's warning, going past Digg to that source crashes my browser} which any idiot can immediately see is just a logon screen hack of some XP/Nix box - even the comments say so, but it STILL makes the front page. This kind of crap gets posted every day, it's not news, and the only good stories are copied from Slashdot.

Don't get my wrong, I have nothing against "Web 2.0" technologies per-se, but the blind hype of sites like Digg just pisses me off no end. In every sense it's a poor quality ripoff of Slashdot with a load of AJAX sprinkled on top (try clearing your cache and reloading the front page - well over 10 seconds to render on my 10mbit connection).

What is Wrong with Red?

Google's AdWords Sandbox shows more specific keywords for all colors in the rainbow except red.

Anyone have a spare tinfoil hat and a guess as to why? Has Gray Hat News reported on this yet?

Trusting the Tax Man

The core competency at H&R Block has to be questioned after they screwed up their own taxes:

Shares of H&R Block fell on Friday after the tax preparation and software provider admitted it had miscalculated its own state income taxes, understating its liabilities by $32 million as of April 30, 2005.

Fun Googler Blog

Andy Beal and Valleywag have pointed at a blog of a fun Google engineer. Her blog is interesting, from the very first post.

Describe ThreadWatch to an alien, in 30 words or less. It's therapy.

Some say it is a form of therapy, and others say it leads to clarity of thought and increased understanding. No matter the potential benefit, it is interesting to hear how YOU would describe ThreadWatch to someone who didn't know anything about it. Thirty words or less, and please contain your submission within quotes.

Wanking is crap?

El Reg are reporting on the story that scientists have stated in the journal Biological Psychology, that wanking isn't as good as the real thing.

PR Web Offers More Spam Per Release!

Just when you thought press releases couldn't get any spammier, PRWeb surprises you by adding trackbacks to their press releases.

Yahoo bans Allah (and hence Callahan)

An amusing little story of how a Mr Kallahar could not get a Yahoo email account and discovered that any word containing "allah" is banned. However you can quite happily have email handles containing "god", "pediphile" and a long list of other possibilities.