Do a search for politics on Bing Social Search, and its new “who to follow on Twitter” feature offer exactly one person: Sarah Palin. Gary Price of ResourceShelf tipped me to this gem. Hey, perhaps it’s designed to help balance out the seemingly left-leaning recommendations that Twitter makes: No Fox News or Tea Baggers there among the Huffington Post, CNN, NPR and Congressional Quarterly! Actually, the latter three are arguably more middle in the road, though you might not see it that way, if you’re on the right. How About Some Tea? For fun, let’s do some side-by-side. How about Tea Party? Bing is on the left-side (literally and figuratively) suggesting anti-Tea Party pundit Keith Olbermann. As for Estate 44, its aim is to “expose” Tea Party conservatives online. Twitter’s on the right, listing accounts that are pro-Tea Party. Oh, and what’s the California flag doing as a background to Twitter’s recommendations? That’s … [Read more...] about Who To Follow For Political Tweets? Bing Endorses Sarah Palin!
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There’s a hint of truth in Peter Shankman’s recent article, the one where he says Robert Scoble is so over the top about Google Glass that he’s damning the device to be nerds-only for eternity. But, the reality is that most of America (much less the world) doesn’t know or care who Scoble is, and their introduction to Glass is going to come (or has already come) in a variety of other ways: local news clips about it, mentions in mainstream magazines, Saturday Night Live parodies and other popular TV mentions, links they find on Yahoo’s home page and so forth. In the first week that I’ve owned Glass, I’ve been able to experience public reactions to it from a few different societal circles. Here’s a recap of what I’ve seen and heard so far, followed by some thoughts on why this week’s Google I/O conference could be pretty important to Glass development. Reactions To Google Glass My Daughter & Friends My 11-year-old daughter … [Read more...] about Google Glass Diary, Part 2: Positive Public Reactions & The Importance Of Google I/O This Week
Search engine optimization (SEO) is a process that happens all over your site, in the aesthetics as well as the back end coding, and across thousands of off-site points of interest. With such complexity, it's easy to lose sight of the most important page of your website--the homepage. When you're focused on maintaining an active blog, creating dedicated internal pages for your target keywords, and building links, you might neglect the optimization fundamentals that lead to a well-optimized homepage. Is It Worth Optimizing the Homepage? There have been some discussions over whether it's "worth it" to optimize a homepage. Let's say you have an internal page where you sell your core product--nightstands. If you optimize this page for keywords related to "nightstands," any similar optimization of your homepage may introduce redundancy, or a kind of SEO cannibalization to your efforts. Along similar lines, any optimization efforts in your internal pages will carry over to … [Read more...] about 5 Features of a Perfectly SEO-Optimized Homepage