Saturday, April 28, 2007

Sometimes you just haveta

I just have to link to a blog that installs Technorati widgets, including the Authority Widget, when he doesn't even have any links.

Metricks World, gotta like the title.

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

The funniest thing I've read - EVER!

OMFG! ROTFL! I think my stomach is going explode.

I stumbled onto it while checking my Twitter stream. Lucky for me, twitter has been so broken I still had twitters from 3 days ago at the top of my list.

Adam had twittered, "Lindsay just sent me this: -- what a hoot!"

I followed the link, oh ok, here it is. Interesting, but not funny. maybe a little scary.

I looked through all the pictures and, on a whim, clicked on one of the links at the bottom, Fast Food Reviews. Well, the first few got me into Jeff Kay's writing style. By the time I got to KFC, it was the sheer pleasure of laughter so hard it hurt. It hurt BAAAD.

I cruised around a few more, KFC Bowl, following on the KFC theme. Here's an excerpt:

"My stomach sank. It appeared to have already been eaten at least once. It looked like a pipin’ hot bowl of vomit.

But, of course, I ate it anyway. And it was good, really good."

Well, I think I'll spend some more quality time reading The West Virgina Surf Report. Thanks, Jeff.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Doppleganger - Never thought it possible

Just found (maybe) someone, not only with my same name, but they live in SF. Weirdest of all, their last login date is my birthday ?!

Dorion Carroll, or is it?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Personal Bee to add new social media features to Technorati

Dave Sifry announces the acquisition of The Personal Bee by Technorati.

We've been working hard at Technorati on a number of things, making our Blog Search faster, more comprehensive, and easier to use, increasing all the great media available in our Tag pages, and now we'll have even more great things to incorporate as we continue to advance our offerings.

We've been working with the guys from the Bee for a bit now and they bring new perspective, ideas, energy, talent, and technology.

I'm really looking forward to great things in the weeks and months ahead.

Welcome, Personal Bee.

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Update: Computer World writes Blog search engine Technorati buys Personal Bee - Customized news and entertainment site to boost 'real-time Web' plans

Friday, April 06, 2007

April 06, 2007 - A visit from Justin

We had a few special guests at the Technorati Happy Hour today. We call it 4:15 Fridays.

I had a great time talking about stuff we can do for Music and Politics.

Most fun was I got to be on Justin.TV, proof is here. That's me talking to Michael. I'm not sure Justin is listening, but Michael and I had a great conversation.

Corey from IODA is in the background talking to Andrei and Stephen.

There is a bit about it at the blog.

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Incidentally, I was having a burrito in South Park yesterday while Justin was being interviewed by NPR. Weird.

Technorati preparing for the next level

Dave Sifry, has posted several times this week sharing with the world just how far we have come in four years. I've been with Technorati for over 2 1/2 years and it's been a great ride so far with Dave providing awesome leadership, inspiration, and a technology foundtation we've been able to expand in many directions.

In Embracing Change, Dave talks about how he and the board have initiated the search for our next CEO. This person will have to be able to take us to the next level as a business. I am very proud of what we have accomplished. Traffic alone has grown almost 15X since I started. The number of employees hasn't even grown 3X. Talk about amazing things from amazing people.

The first 4 years have proven to me that Dave can get things started, grow them at a fantastic rate, and hire industry talent that gets things done. I love being counted in that group and thank Dave for helping me grow with Technorati.

In classic Sifry openness, he is sharing with all of you what he wants us to become and that, if there is someone out there who can grow us 15X or more again in the coming years, he wants that person on board yesterday.

Every day I think about how to make Technorati better, how to keep up our promise to Be of Service, how to scale the infrastructure and product. I also think about how to grow this business and continue to innovate. Dave has taught me that, not only is it ok to make mistakes, we should all be ready to make them - lots of them. You just have to fail fast and not make the same mistake twice. You have to be willing to trust in the people around you to either do the right thing or to make the wrong thing right quickly

Dave isn't going anywhere and I am stoked about where we are and where we are going. Onward to the next level!

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