Monthly ArchiveSeptember 2012

Look Out Google – Facebook’s Social Search is Coming

Dislike Facebook ImageFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the social network is already handling a billion search queries per day, and that it is interested in launching a social search engine powered by the activity of its users — something that could turn out to be Google’s worst nightmare.

During an interview at the Disrupt conference on Tuesday — the first since Facebook’s underwhelming IPO and subsequent stock slide — co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerbergtalked a lot about the social network’s strategy in a number of areas, including a defence of the company’s approach to mobile and an explanation of why the company moved away from HTML5 for its apps.

Paypal You Suck – “If We Suck … We Now Face It”

David Marcus Paypal President March 2012PayPal President David Marcus responded to mounting criticism from customers by promising that things are changing at the online payments company.

 “There’s a massive culture change happening at PayPal right now,” Marcus said. “If we suck at something, we now face it, and we do something about it.”

Marcus’s response was prompted by a blog post written by a customer earlier in the week, who was outraged after funds were frozen in his account. The post was then listed on Y Combinator’s Hacker News site, where it attracted dozens more comments — mostly negative. The original post, written by Elliot Jay Stocks, a small business owner, was titled “Good riddance, PayPal.”

Disney World Serves Alcohol for First Time

The sales will be restricted to dinnertime hours and only at the new Be Our Guest restaurant, which opens in November as part of the Fantasyland expansion.

The sales will be restricted to dinnertime hours and only at the new Be Our Guest restaurant, which opens in November as part of the Fantasyland expansion.

Snow White Drunk

Talk Like a Pirate Day

Talk Like a Pirate DayIt be just a matter o’ a smatterin’ o’ HOURS now! Prepare to unleash yer PIRATTITUDE on an unsuspectin’ world!  International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming – THIS WEDNESDAY! What are YE doin’!?! Check out our map for piratical doin’s near ye!

Easy tip number one, if you want to talk like a pirate: Add “me hearties” to the end of any sentence.

Mark Summers, aka Cap’n Slappy, left, and John Baur, known as Ol’ Chumbucket, created Talk Like a Pirate Day.

The meaning is simple — “my friends, my mates” — said John “Ol’ Chumbucket” Baur, before offering as way of example, “Turn your head and cough, me hearties. Or, fill it up with regular, me hearties.”

Today’s Dot Com’s are Clueless

clueless businessman trying to fix his computer with pliersAnother arrogant website begins the suicide mission. I’ll be honest – I don’t understand reddit – but I understand it a bit more than pinterest. However, the value of either of these services is questionable to me. I had begun sharing links on reddit, but I am greeted with a captcha to solve everytime. Since I am saving to several sites every-time I add an article, that’s just a pain.