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Google

Wannabe Googlewhack

This is not a Googlewhack!
Hyphenated words aside, everyone knows quotes disqualify any attempt at a Googlewhack!

I thought I had one anyway… and I believe, technically, I do! A Googlewhack is two words, but mine was “scary-world” (hyphenated) followed by “vibe” and, as of this writing, it returns a random bulletin board type post from some gaming forum from 4 years ago—and the poster didn’t even hyphenate! my “scary world vibe” begins with a hyphenated “scary-world”, so I was REALLY feeling (strongly) like this was, in fact, a legitimate Googlewhack.

I was (still am as of this post) writing a post about the 1968 riots and my Mom and I (we were there) with some comparison/contrast to the situation now in June 2020. In that piece (again, not finished yet) I am thinking of using “scary-world vibe” in comparing the riots of 1968 and the riots of June 2020 to a moment when I was working right near where I was born shortly after having moved back to the DC area from NYC just after 9/11 (because of how shaken everyone was from that event).

composing a blog post in WordPress

But alas, I used quotes. I should have remembered. Back when I anyone who was smart and tried long enough could actually get an occasional Googlewhack, everyone knew that you could NOT use quotes. I did. It was still a blip of geek-excitement—just long enough to take the screenshots and start a fresh post!

Okay, back to the long story about me and DC during multiple riots… stay tuned!

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Platforms

Tumblr no more!

I deleted over 7,000 posts from the “old” Tumblr instance of Shawnblog.com

I know Tumblr was acquired by Automattic, but the way it was being managed after Yahoo pawned it off to Verizon made my inner-geek long for recycled electrons that just weren’t there. So I decided to start yet another WordPress blog and go at this once again.

Not so ironically, a long ago failed attempt at this WordPress wizardry is what led me to Tumblr back when it first launched. It was awesome for longer than most things that come and go online. Certainly leaps and bounds beyond my own failed startup experience at Textamerica.com 😎

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MacBook Air YouTube

SMH is speculatively watching YouTube nursery rhyme videos on MacBook Air

SMH is speculatively watching #youtube #nurseryrhyme videos on #macbookair

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Yelp

Yelp

Does Yelp Filter Positive Reviews if a Business Refuses to Pay for Advertising?
Pierre Zarokian, searchenginejournal.com

Editor note: This post continues the conversation of small business’ experiences with Yelp after SEJ’s Matt Southern wrote […]
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I have a friend locally who is a business owner and didn’t like the idea of paying for inclusion in being featured on Yelp which is exactly what they offered him. Ever since he turned them down, he has noticed that positive reviews are not shown me at the top of his results even though their newer reviews.

I was surprised when I heard this! I have used his business so I wrote a positive review because I’m happy with his business. It was not an in-depth review but it did turn up at the top of the results. I was a Yelp “elite” for several years in a row, so based on that, I’m guessing they “bury” positive reviews from Yelp members who have not written any or many reviews yet.

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Facebook Messenger

Facebook To Remove Messaging Capabilities From Its Main Apps, Forcing Users To Download Messenger

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Platforms

a glamorous gentrified enclave

Meanwhile, video games and social media will combine to create a world in which you unlock exciting advantages in real life by accruing followers and influence. Every major city will house a glamorous gentrified enclave to which only successful social brand identities (or “people” as they used to be known) with more than 300,000 followers will be permitted entry, and a load of cardboard boxes and dog shit on the outside for everybody else. From within the gated community, the sound of cocktail glasses and chuckling will ring out and everyone will feel terribly pleased with themselves until 12 August 2023, when the sun will drop out of the sky and fry billions to death. After which all media will seem kind of pointless. So we’ll just stop doing it. The end.

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Lyft

Lyft Is Now the Most Affordable Option at All Times

Lyft Is Now the Most Affordable Option at All Times

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Platforms Writing

Cunningham’s Law

Cunningham’s Law

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Business Google Government Travel

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

Tech giants will start subsidized housing projects next.

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Facebook

Does Facebook’s photo album system really suck? Yeah, it does. It really does.

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Does Facebook’s photo album system really suck? Yeah, it does. It really does.

I haven’t even checked yet to see if I have these photos stored anywhere else, so it’s just starting to set in now while I’m writing this how bad Facebook is at keeping pictures. This album, a bunch of concert photos of Wyclef from “over a year ago” (great info Facebook, keep that up and you’ll continue to suck). Most of them were crappy camera phone shots, but a few were very close up from when he came out into the crowd right next to us. Those were really good pictures. Now they’re gone.

So, yeah… Facebook can’t be trusted to keep photos for “over a year” apparently.