Best of Feeds – 26 links – blogging, tips, writing, comics, comments
RSS feeds are like cookies (that are good enough for me). Best of Feeds is a weekly collection of the best stuff I saw on the Internet this week. I post them on Twitter as they happen and then collected together on Saturdays. I don’t blog on the weekend so read these links instead.
- [WINXP] How to Clean Up a Windows Spyware Infestation
(codinghorror.com, 1014 saves, 100 inbound links, 1659 diggs)
- Just surfing the web with Internet Explorer 6 is enough to give you a virus!
- [FACEBOOK] Analyzing the Facebook Platform, three weeks in
(blog.pmarca.com, 637 saves, 100 inbound links, 936 diggs)
- Very good analysis of why Facebook’s f8 strategy is so ground breaking. Startups can get 3 million users in a month.
- [COMICS] Comic Strip Artist’s Kit (Redux)
(sevencamels.blogspot.com, 413 saves, 9 diggs)
- 1975 Disney pamphlet for comic artists with lots of tips and tricks.
- [BLOG] 9 Lessons for Would-be Bloggers
(bokardo.com, 326 saves, 100 inbound links, 3 diggs)
- From the article: ” One of the biggest problems is that some people don’t think they have anything useful to say. They think: look at all the incredible amount of writing out there already…what can I add to it?”
- [TECH] Marc Andreessen has a blog
(blog.pmarca.com, 322 saves, 100 inbound links, 8 diggs)
- Marc Andreessen of Netscape/Ning fame has a blog and it’s really friggin good if you’re into tech / web2.0
- [HUMOR] alli: Miracle diet pill with teeny-tiny side effect
(angryaussie.wordpress.com, 127 saves, 100 inbound links, 1533 diggs)
- From the article: ” –You may feel an urgent need to go to the bathroom. Until you have a sense of any treatment effects, it’s probably a smart idea to wear dark pants, and bring a change of clothes with you to work.–“
- [CODE] Escaping From Gilligan’s Island
(codinghorror.com, 122 saves, 32 inbound links, 8 diggs)
- Good list of the classic mistakes in *all* programming/tech projects
- [DESIGN] Comics: Not just for laughs!
(boxesandarrows.com, 76 saves, 33 inbound links)
- Using comic strips to show user scenario design.
- [BLOG] 9 More Lessons for Would-Be Bloggers
(bokardo.com, 65 saves, 33 inbound links)
- Follow-up to the previous 7 lessons. Stephen Covey watch out!
(mikeindustries.com, 57 saves, )
- [CODE/LOLCAT] LOLPython
(dalkescientific.com, 57 saves, 21 inbound links)
- Working lolcode parser.
- [BUSINESS] The Pmarca Guide to Big Companies, part 1: Turnaround!
(blog.pmarca.com, 36 saves, 33 inbound links)
- How to turn a company around. A lot of this lessons are applicable to other fields as well, such as starve problems and feed opportunities.
- [GAMES] PC: Spore Slip Sliding Away
(kotaku.com, 25 saves, 87 inbound links, 3122 diggs)
- Spore on hold indefinitely. Is PC gaming dead yet?
- [CODE] Creating My Own Personal Hell
(eddiesguy.blogspot.com, 14 saves, 7 inbound links)
- Why programming by yourself isn’t as sweet of a deal as you might think it would be.
- [BLOG] How To Get More Links to Your Remarkable Blog Posts
(seoblackhat.com, 10 saves, 15 inbound links, 9 diggs)
- How to ask for links to your blog without getting marked as spam.
- [FACEBOOK] The Art of War: Facebook’s Strategic Plan for Ultimate Victory
(technosailor.com, 8 saves, 20 inbound links, 60 diggs)
- How Facebook is becoming more successful than MySpace. I think it is the #1 social network in Canada now.
- [BLOG] Why Disable Blog Comments
(blogs.theage.com.au, 7 saves, 16 inbound links, 1 diggs)
- Are blog comments more work than they are worth?
- [BLOG] The 10 secrets of writing reviews that will keep readers coming back
(jonathandeamer.com, 7 saves, 7 inbound links, 3 diggs)
- Tips for writing reviews on blogs
- [BLOG] 10 reasons why blogging is like dating
(romancetracker.com, 5 saves, 57 inbound links, 5 diggs)
- And it’s not just because it leaves you staring at the ceiling feeling unsatisfied.
- [BLOG] Interview with Steve Pavlina
(dailyblogtips.com, 5 saves, 6 inbound links)
- Interview with an uber-problogger who makes over 40k a month!
- [MOVIES] Coming Soon to a Theater Near You: A Giant, Audience-Controlled Video Game
(bugbash.net, 2 saves, )
- Breakout in a movie theatre… the entire audience collaborates to move the paddle.
- [BLOG] I Don’t Like The Idea Of Fake Comments
(webomatica.com, 4 inbound links)
- If you don’t have any comments, should you fake it?
- //engtech … in lolcat
- RSS 2 LOLCATS – pretty nifty.
- [BLOG] Writing Headlines for Regular Readers, Search Engines, and Social Media
(copyblogger.com, 54 inbound links, 48 diggs)
- One of the top digger gives several examples of how he improves headlines to get responses.
- [BLOG] The 10 Second Rule: How to Write for Diagonal Readers
(copyblogger.com, 20 inbound links, 447 diggs)
- Power users speed read before really paying attention to something. How can you make sure you get their attention?
- [DIGG] 5 Signs Digg Has Peaked (and Is Now Declining)
(tropicalseo.com, 53 inbound links, 7 diggs)
- Has digg shot itself in the foot? Most stories are buried unless they follow very specific formulas.
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