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    Choose work based on impact, not profit

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Feb 20, 2013
    Jason Cavnar wrote a great piece for VentureBeat called Why developers should start choosing conscience over profit. He urges us to be Makers, not Takers:

    Makers choose their work based on impact and happiness. They recognize the truths in the work of people like Daniel Pink and Simon Sinek — that income does not generate happiness or enjoyment, nor alleviate sadness or stress. They concern themselves with doing work that is important. With thinking about what moves society forward. With...

    Google Panda #25 Coming Today? Not Sure.

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    by rustybrick
    Feb 20, 2013
    An ongoing WebmasterWorld thread has some chatter around an increase in GoogleBot crawl activity as well as some early ranking fluctuations. That and we are just about the 30 day mark from the previous Google Panda update, Panda #25, we are suspecting a Panda update is about to be hitting

    Want Google Glass & Live In The U.S. & Have Money? Here Is Your Chance

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    by rustybrick
    Feb 20, 2013
    Google announced on Google+ they are expanding their Google Glass Explorer program, the program where people like you and me can potentially get our hands on a Google Glass. There are some conditions.

    (1) You need to be in the U.S.
    (2) You need to pay $1...

    Using Search Queries to improve your site

    Feb 20, 2013
    Learn how to use the Search Queries feature in Google Webmaster Tools to make improvements to your site. googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com Have a...

    Inside the Google House of Ideas: 2 Lens Glass, Google Robots, and Smartwatches

    by Bill Slawski
    Feb 19, 2013
    There are rumors that Google will be opening retail stores sometime in the near future (some rumors point to next year). The question rises though, what will Google feature in those storefronts? Will Chromebooks be a kiosk filler item? Will we see Android based phones? Are Google Glass wearable eye glasses still somewhat far off? [...]

    The post Inside the Google House of Ideas: 2 Lens Glass, Google Robots, and Smartwatches appeared first on SEO by the Sea.

    Does Google take action on sites that do keyword stuffing with phone numbers?

    Feb 19, 2013
    I saw at www.jwz.org where someone complained about typing a phone number and getting back websites that just keyword stuff every phone number in the...

    Webmasters Sending Link Modification Requests Due To Google Link Notifications

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    by rustybrick
    Feb 19, 2013
    A WebmasterWorld thread has one webmaster explaining he is now receiving emails from other webmasters to change how he links to them...

    The Original Google Was An Internet Pizza Delivery Service

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    by rustybrick
    Feb 18, 2013
    Rick Klau of Google Ventures posted a video from Google's co-founder, Sergey Brin speech he gave last fall at Google Ventures CEO Summit.
    He explained a story that most people do not know, how Google really got started.
    Sergey said that they had an idea to make it easier for people to order pizza from local pizza stores using the Internet. In short...

    The hype, benefits, and dangers of Big Data

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Feb 16, 2013
    A Readlist of all the articles referenced in this post is available here. Readlists allow you to send all the articles to your Kindle, read them on your iOS device, or download it as an e-book.

    Despite the overly alarmist title, Andrew Leonard’s How Netflix is turning viewers into puppets1 is a fascinating article on how Netflix uses Big Data in their programming decisions:

    “House of Cards” is one of the first major test cases of this Big Data-driven creative strategy. For almost a...

    Optimization points in responsive web design

    by Rian van der Merwe
    Feb 15, 2013
    Mark Boulton argues that we need to think further than breakpoints in responsive design, and also spend time figuring out the “optimization points”. From The In-Between:

    I think we’re missing a trick for using breakpoints to make lots of subtle design optimisations. [...] Content-out design means defining your underpinning design structure from your content, and then focusing on what happens in between ‘layouts’. This approach of optimising your design by adding media queries (I like to...