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Semalt. Because It’s Profitable To Be Boring

Theory: SEO is our generation’s K-Tel Records.

This afternoon, I ran across an online business called Semalt. It’s got a web analytics tool that harnesses the power of the idea that being online is now a real drag. “Website is no longer fun!” – this is really what Semalt tells its potential customers – on [...]

Social Media Infographic Hype Doesn't Help

This morning, a contact of mine recommended an infographic to me.

Go ahead and click on the infographic (uploaded April 2012) if you’d like to read it in detail on its original website, whitefireseo.com; I can’t find the space to post the graphic at its full size and write about it at the same time. [...]

How to Spot a RoboMailer, Lesson #412

Reading automated e-mail blasts can be so much fun. Today Irregular Times receives this missive from “Whitney Reed”:

Hello ___,

Do you accept guest posts for your site http://thatsmycongress.com/index.php/2009/10/30/christianity-but-not-confucius-for-theocracy-caucus-in-congress/? If so, I would be very interested in submitting an article for publish.

I own a Christian College website called http://www.christiancolleges.org. It’s a great resource [...]

Soft Tyranny: Anything That Drives Republicans Crazy

If we’re going to bother as citizens to oppose acts of tyranny in the Obama Administration, let’s focus on acts of hard tyranny such as these, rather than the supposed soft tyranny of using government funds to promote the general welfare, as the Constitution suggests. Soft tyranny, after all, appears not to really be tyranny at all, but mere inconvenience for an elite few. [...]