Posted July 15, 2008 4:07 pm by with 7 comments

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Oh, it’s the ides of July! How ominous. Do you think it’ll bode poorly for any of these headlines?

  • Twitter says it’s official: they’ve acquired Summize, the Twitter search tool.
  • Not everyone wants to tell Yahoo they’re doin it wrong. BusinessWeek has found people that actually think Yahoo’s doin it AWESOME. Or at least somewhat right.
  • We love to tell you about what a difference testimonials and user reviews can make to your visitors. But are your testimonials properly optimized?
  • Are paper newspapers going the way of the dinosaurs? I think reports of their death have been greatly exaggerated—they’re not gone yet. But Steve Outing has written an open letter to craigslist asking Craig to save the newspapers, with detailed instructions on how (via).
  • A Utah paper just laid off a large chunk of its work force and said that it was due to a major drop (like 30 percent) in classified billings since January this year.

  • Jordan McCollum

    I wonder if that’s the same Utah paper that hiked my rates 300% (and lost a customer) this year.

  • Optimizing your testimonials – I like that angle, indeed!

  • Here in Austria (Europe) newspapers have a growing number of regular readers. It is always the same story. New media does not destroy old media but they can live together peacefully. Radio, Cinema, Newspapers: they are not dead and will live for a long time.

  • Yahoo’s doin it AWESOME is an interesting article indeed

  • We just blogged an article on writing testimonials here (

  • And as a matter of fact Radio is making a comeback in many of the nations.

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