Posted May 23, 2008 9:57 am by with 4 comments

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Let’s be honest, if you’re not physically out the door for the Memorial weekend holiday, your brain probably hit the road 30 minutes ago.

If you are still around, then today’s Picks will help pass the time until 5pm:

  • Google’s Larry Page paid a visit to Washington in an attempt to convince lawmakers to free up the unused wireless spectrum known as "white spaces."
  • If you’re build a messaging tool, wouldn’t you use "messaging" technology? Yeah, me to. Apparently, the guys at Twitter didn’t think of that. They built it on a "content management system" which is why it keeps breaking–and why they’re having to replace it piece-by-piece.
  • In an 8-K filing, Yahoo has announced that its board of directors will shrink from 10 members to 9. Apparently, Edward Kozel is resigning to spend more time with his family.
  • Apparently there’s not enough noise on FriendFeed–at least not to their liking–so the company has launched FriendFeed Rooms.
  • Anyone understand what Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer means when he says, "Yahoo was never the strategy we were pursuing." Huh?
  • ExactTarget’s survey discovered "65% of those surveyed have made a purchase as a result of a marketing message received through email."
  • Maciej Fita wants to warn all SEOs to be on the lookout for a call from Goldline Research. The company claims to be looking for SEOs to feature in Inc. magazine. After prying lots of valuable information out of you, they demand $5,500 to be listed! Sounds to me like they’re doing an advertorial–not an actual editorial–and who know what they’ll do with the information you hand over. You’ve been warned!
  • PS3

    Sorry to sound ignorant but what is the significance of Memorial weekend. We have an extra day’s holiday here in the UK but that is not allied to a particular event so far as I know, just what we call a “bank holiday”.

  • Brent Franson

    From Wikipedia…

    “Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May (observed in 2008 on May 26). It was formerly known as Decoration Day. This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. It began first to honor Union soldiers who died during the American Civil War. After World War I, it was expanded to include those who died in any war or military action.”

    Have a great weekend everybody!

  • Interesting summary 🙂 By the way would like to participate in SEM Scholarship Contest, but perhaps it is too early to me 🙂

  • The mentioned in the blog has a great history behind it. It was celebrated in the US with great enthusiasm.

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