Pilgrim’s Picks for April 23 – Politics Edition


I’ve decided to use Marketing Pilgrim to mention politics for the first time!

Politics.

Let’s not mention it again. :-)

Instead, let’s move on to today’s Picks:

  • Microsoft has launched its Live Mesh "thingy." Judging by all the buzz, I’m sure it’s going to change the entire web–I’m just not nerdy enough to get excited about it just yet.
  • Equally uninspiring, Mahalo announces the launch of "Microformats." (Nofollow added to the link, cos Jason Calacanis has once again said he doesn’t value SEO)
  • Jim Killeen Googled his name and decided to track down the 24 others that shared it. His "Google Me" documentary airs on YouTube this Friday.
  • Twitter has launched service in Japan. I hope they used a different set of servers, because the US version can hardly keep up as it is.
  • The Live Search team have announced the addition of "site links." Let’s hope they can have better luck than Google.

  • http://www.govisithawaii.com Sheila

    You make me laugh every day!

    Sheila’s last blog post..Hawaii Vacation New Roundup for April 15th

  • http://www.calacanis.com Jason

    you’re probably making a huge mistake by dismissing the value of microformats.

    best j

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    @Jason – not dismissing, just not inspired. But maybe it’s something I can be educated on (we all need a little help understanding other niches, now an then). ;-)

    What value does Microformats bring to my life?

  • Jordan McCollum

    The politics edition made me think of a scene from Muppet Treasure Island:

    Zoot: Hey man, I can’t figure out what side we’re on. Are we with the pirates or the frog captain?

    Floyd: Oh, hey, man. Just play the gig. Never get involved in politics.

    Animal: Politics! Politics!

    (Looked all over for a clip of Animal yelling “Politics!” Sigh. Copyright.)

  • http://widestep.com Keylogger Guy

    “Nofollow added to the link, cos Jason Calacanis has once again said he doesn’t value SEO”
    Laughing, nice joke indeed. :D

    Traffic from Live is still scanty, so I’m don’t consider Microsoft SE as a something serious and looks like it will not become so, taking account of last news about Yahoo acquisition. Have you ever thought that most traffic generating by Live is a traffic from lazy users, which can’t change their start page?

  • http://www.marketingpilgrim.com Andy Beal

    @Keylogger – I think all searchers are creatures of habit. I know that Google doesn’t always have the best results, but I still salivate whenever I see its logo. ;-)