Weekly Blogistan Round-Up no. 45/2008

Last week, photo number 3.000.000.000 was uploaded to Flickr. Yes, they do indeed have a collection of 3 trillion pictures (probably including the private ones) by now. Unfortunately, there are no additional stats or data online. What FlickR needs is a Stats Fiend as Seth puts it.

O'Bama did it

70-something days: that's the remaining time span for George Bush as leader of most superlativious nation in the world. And experts warn that the hardest-disliked president ever might do everything to leave behind a right-wing mess. Indeed, if Georgie wants to damage civil rights, he's gotta do it fast – the New York times issued a warning. I was really amazed by the latest episode of South Park: these guys tend to react pretty quickly, but this was just hilarious: Barrack and McCain working together to stage the greatest heist ever – I just love this kind of weird humor.

Wanna marry rich? Get a LinkedIn Account

Since otherland is still in the making, the rich folks are dwell at LinkedIn's [via TechCrunch]:

Nearly 60% of users have incomes of $93,000 or more. Executives with an average income of $104,000 make up 28% of the 2,000 random users polled for the study. Another 30% are self-identified “consultants” with an average income of $93,000.

That still doesn't make the network mechanics less annoying – but successful entrepreneurs kind of seem to enjoy the pleasure of connection requests.

The SEOsphere week

Twitter is raising a couple of eyebrows: the everlasting fight against spammers taking over has entered the next round, as Twitter announced that there's an internal blacklist: if your account is on the list, nobody can follow you – and it even might get deleted at some point. That's not the way SEOs like it, but whatcha gonna do? The gold rush is over, the master of the walled garden is just doing his duty.

And that's pretty much it for this week. Btw: the one-day delay was caused by my trip to Graz in Styria where Elevate Festival took place. DJ Spooky, Danton Eeprom and gazillions of other DJs rocked the floors. And Professor Lorenz, head of programming of Austrias public (and state-financed) television dropped a legendary line during the opening discussion: “I don't care about this shit-internet”, he said, and indeed he clearly did not intend to make a joke, as he is pretty sure that TV is the most influential media. I'm kinda glad that mighty Moe makes it so easy for average Joe! Thanks for watching reading, c u next week.

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