This week I’ve got some Twitter, WordPress, social media, some funny stuff, and much more. I’m getting very nervous … I have less than one week until the 7 year old sleepover. I think it’s going to be fun, annoying and exhausting.
- 10 Twitter Hacks for Your WordPress Blog – These are code hacks rather than plugins and are some are similar to the one I use in the header tweet on this site. Hacks include displaying your most recent twitter entry and using twitter avatars in the comments.
- How Twitter Will Change the Way We Live – Twitter is the cover story on the new issue of Time magazine. I was hesitant to read the article but the example of live tweeting a conference and the conversations that resulted from it was a good one.
- 12 Most Unfortunate Product Names This is a list of product names that don’t translate well into English. How about some Pee Cola?
- Discover One-Mile-Radius Living – Tools to discover all of the businesses that are within walking or biking distance of where you live. I really liked this article since walking is my most frequently used method of transportation. I can get almost everything I need very close to home and support local businesses rather than big chain stores. I know, of course, that this is probably much easier to do in an urban rather than a rural environment.
- New Studies: Twitter is the Twilight Zone of Social Media – Interesting statistics on twitter usage. It’s not as important as we, the users, seem to think it is. I didn’t like the stat about 10% of the users having 90% of the conversations.
- 10 Types of Freelancers – I don’t know enough freelancers in real life to know how accurate this list is and I’m sure most people are a combination of different types. But, I still thought it was interesting. I’d say I’m primarily the loner with a bit of the social butterfly in my use of social networks.
- 25 Awesome Facebook Apps for Designers – I question calling Facebook apps awesome – some are more useful than others – but awesome? Anyway, here is a well researched list of applications for designers. And even those of use who aren’t.
- WordPress 2.8 Beta Hands on Preview – Rumor has it that WordPress 2.8 might be out on June 10th. Here is a preview by someone who’s installed it and used it.
E3, a huge video game conference and exposition occured this week. One of the most exciting things for me was that an updated version of the LucasArts classic, The Secret of Monkey Island, is going to be released for the PC and the Wii. And Telltale Games is going to make 5 episodes of The Tales of Monkey Island. This video is from the latter. Time to get ready for some insult sword fighting.
The title of this video is sexist but it’s so cute. This baby is SO ready to talk – she just doesn’t have the words yet.