Archive for ‘December, 2012’

Build it, and they will come.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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“a dribbling selfish jerk” – an analysis of getting on the front page of Hacker News

I’ve been a long, long-time user and reader of many web services, including Twitter and Hacker News. But this was completely passive on my part – I would read and keep my thoughts to myself. I suppose I didn’t participate because of the old chestnut – it’s that fear of putting yourself out there and being laughed at; ridiculed by those your respect and hold in high esteem. So I just read, and read. And stayed quiet.

But this year I didn’t want to do that anymore.

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A basic guide to SEO, by Jerry Seinfeld

How much does a comedian, even one as successful as Jerry Seinfeld, know about SEO?

A video from the New York Times shows Jerry Seinfeld walking us through the process of creating one of his jokes, ‘The Pop Tart Joke’. I was really struck by his thought process and how some of the statements he made in the video rang with familiarity. I could relate to the processes.

 I like the first line to be funny right away.

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