I love the recent Y! acquisition, mybloglog. Its like a myspace with bells on. Ive encountered some really nice and interesting people too. In case you haven’t seen or used it before its a social media platform. You can join communities, add contacts, upload photos and if you install a piece of code you can get stats and display photos of visitors from their network on your site as they arrive.
On the user front I think its kinda cool. IMO I think It adds an extra dimension to ones website by way of showing an extra human dimension. You can see the latest faces of people who have visited and if you so feel inclined, go and check them out to see what they are all about; at least thats what Ive found myself doing!
Their stats page is cool too. Gives you a non fussy overview of where your readers came from, what they viewed and what they clicked. It even tells you what ads they clicked on too.
Celebrity Big Bro 2007
I missed the live version of c4’s celebrity (note the small c) big brother last night so have plotted my bottom on a big squishy cushion and have decided to watch it. I am finding it all mildy amusing. There is this Donny Tourettes chap swearing and sounding off like a big plum, swearing for England sounding like a 1st class prick (with ears ) I think he’s a little bit lashed too, no doubt got sloshed up before he entered the house. I’m loving some of the incredulous looks these people are giving him though – too funny, Jermaine Jackson just looked at him utterly bemused as he said “Hows ya fuckin Bruvva..” or words to that effect…anyhow enuff of him, he’s giving the swearers amongst us a bad name!
What’s really interesting, strictly from a people watcher perspective is how a group of strangers, z list celebs or not, kind of smile and form alliances and groupings at such an early stage. You can see them all sussing each other out deciding whether to buy or reject the new people in their lives. Cleo Rocos ( a girl who was famous for her knockers) has taken a shine to our sweary upstart…and ooh, look who just walked in, its Face from the A Team (Dirk Benedict) carrying his token big fuck off cigar. He was in Battlestar Galactica too and ha! Mr Tourettes has just been rude to Dirk Benedict he referred to him as Dirk ‘Fuckin’ Benedict.
Ha, this show is funny – Its a giggle to watch people trying to impress each other; funnier still to see people embarrass themselves too!
Ken Russell (film director) is a character, big fat old boy, lively as anything, 80 odd years old, eccentric as hell, pink shirt ,purples trousers, green embroided waistcoat.
There’s a Bollywood star too. Shilpa Shetty good looking woman (funny name) ; but I wouldn’t have known she was famous.
There’s also Jo O’Meara (S Club 7), Ian ‘H’ (Steps) Danielle
Llyod Lloyd (Model not very well known at all) Carole Malone (Carole who??) . Last but not least there’s Leo Sayer (“you make feel like dancing” – “when I need love”) 70’s singer, curly whirly hair.
I think I could get lost in a nightly hour or so of this stuff for the next couple of weeks. Yeah, I know, just a bunch of show offs all trying to raise their profiles to relaunch their flagging careers and what not, but sometimes that’s when people can be at their bests; when they are hungry with a point to prove.
What does any of this have to do with search and technology? Um..its on the telly and err, just go and do a few googles for Celebrity Big brother and play spot the affiliate marketer site 😀