Archive for November 13th, 2008

“ZOMG! My Twitterank is freaking 109. Isn’t that awesome?”

“What the hell is Twitterank?”

“I’m not sure, but you go to this site and enter your username and password–”

“Wait, you gave some site your Twitter password?”

“Yeah, but the FAQ on Twitterrank says the guy doesn’t store your password.”

“You’re an idiot.”

So, despite getting some bad press, twitter-ers continue to use Twitterank to find out a number that doesn’t mean much. Does it really matter if your rank is 34 or 340? No. It’s not going to change whether people follow you or not. But a lot of people needed to know their rank, and thus they gave out their passwords.

When some people visit the site, like yours truly, it says, “just kidding” and nothing else…but other users are still able to use it. I’m not sure what this means for me, but I don’t care since I hold my passwords sacred.


The creator, Ryo, says the page is an homage to Google’s page rank algorithm, which uses several sources to rank a page’s relevance to search terms. I don’t think there’s some evil plot, but Twitter users should take some time to think about security.

Had this been a phishing scam it would’ve worked like this: a developer creates a program that applies your username and passwords to other places like your Facebook account, bank account, email…etc. Or, if Ryo was lazy, he could’ve just taken a handful and manually tried them out.

In any case, it looks this is a one day story. Be safe.


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She kissed a girl; she liked it, and we liked it. Her nipple popped out, and Google search LOVED IT.

Yup, the relative newcomer Katy Perry has joined the growing list of celebs with accidental nipple exposure – and suddenly she’s a google star with searches like “Katy Perry Topless,” “Katy Perry Wadrob Malfunction,”  and “Katy Perry Flashes the Crowd.”

On Twitter, there is only a slight buzz about her nipple. I’m a Katy Perry fan, she’s hot, but I’m glad twitter-ers are tweeting about her music instead.

If you came here for said areola pic, click here. The link jumps to I Don’t Like You in That Way, so it’s SFW.

Here’s Katy’s newest vid Hot & Cold (Sorry, guys. No nipple in it.):

And if you want to check out some classy pics of Katy, Absolute Pictures has them for you. Oh, and Out Magazine just named her musician of the year. SWEET!

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“814, dude.”


“Alaska just might not elect a convict to the Senate. Stevens is behind 814 votes.”


“What’s on your computer screen?”

“It’s the new Windows Live. Pretty sweet; it’s like a social network now. Look I just posted some pics of Elia and me at the KanYe West concert. And I’m about to update my interests.”

“Sweet…so, does this means you’re going to drop MySpace?”

“F%#& no, dude. This looks like a social network for my mom…but it’s midday, and it was do this or watch soap operas.”


///Ted Stevens is BEHIND///

Topping the blog search today is the senatorial race in the chilly state of Alaska, where absentee ballots have pushed candidate Mark Begich, you know the one without the felony record, ahead by 814 votes.

///Whoa, Windows Live a Social Network?///

In second place is the new updates to Windows Live, which has integrated its Spaces with the home page to give the user a more social experience. Of course, Windows Live is now in that awkward place: “What the hell exactly is Windows Live? Is it a blog, is it a place for me to check whether, is it mail, or dare I say is just a bunch of random crap together….?”

Google has a range of products such as Gmail and Orkus, but it lets users opt into cluttering the Google homepage with that stuff. Otherwise, it’s just a search engine with a link to more stuff. Yahoo, whose stock plunged yesterday to $10, also has a clutter problem.

But let’s applaud Windows Live to thinking outside of the box. Yahoo had only been talking about this upgrade whereas Windows Live actually made it happen. Cool? But I’ll still stick to Facebook and Google.

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“Hm, I keep checking Craig’s List for a web developer to design a site for my cookie store…but I’m hesitant. I don’t want to pay a ridiculous amount of money to a firm. I just need some kid in his mom’s basement that knows how to program a PHP user interface for some extra cash. It’d be cool if there was a way to monitor his work…because I don’t want my developer looking at naughty websites on my wages.”


So oDesk is a volcanic trend today on Google. It’s a website that allows you to build a custom development team from freelancers – and that’s everything from copywriting, graphic design, and web development. You look at the developer’s profile, and it shows you their work history and ratings. You just click hire and you’re working via oDesk’s platform. Pretty cool? Oh yeah.

On the flip side, developers can look for jobs on oDesk. This website makes this whole process a little more legit than the developer looking for jobs via Craig’s List, which has become very popular as of late. Craig’s List posting just seem shady…you have no idea about the work ethic of the freelancer, or the reliability of the client. (I know, I had one try to drop me even though there was an existing contract.)

oDesk’s platform also allows you to track progress to maximize each team member’s efficiency. There are also community forums and resources for both developers and job providers.

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My best wish is that everyone has seen this special comment spoken from Olbermann’s heart. In case you missed it:

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