Who woulda thought?
blufr addict (and designer) Denise spotted the following sticker at Bally’s Gym on 32nd and 7th in New York City yesterday:
According to Denise, the locker might belong to a gym staff member. Hey, if it’s your locker (and you can prove it!), let us know and we’ll send you a lil somethin somethin…
Did you know?
You didn’t? Well, maybe that’s because none of it is true…
Or is it?
Introducing blufr, the addictive social trivia game from Answers.com. blufr is not your mama’s jeopardy. Think of it as the place where all the bizarre, odd, random, crazy, funny information from Answers.com gets spiced up and clamped down into bite-size pieces of trivia – which you can decide are true (way!) and which are false (no way!).
And you have to do it better than your friends if you’re going to make it to the top.
It’s a multi-platform game, currently available on the web and for the iPhone (download the iPhone app to your iPhone or iPod Touch). A Facebook app is coming soon.
Boxing champion Mike Tyson has a tattoo of tennis star Arthur Ashe.
Way or No way? Play to find out!
Gil Reich, VP of Product Management at Answers.com (and blogger wizard behind Managing Greatness), presented today at SMX East in New York City. His presentation covered the kinds of content that get more traffic, where your traffic is coming from, your site’s community and more.
Check it out for yourself – Gil posted a detailed outline of his talk in his blog post, Search Traffic and Community-Generated Content.
Find out more about the SMX East panel he was on below:
SEO and User-Generated Content – Monday, October 4, 10:45-12:00
The “voice of the customer” can be a dual-edged sword. Positive reviews and comments can help reinforce reputation or even persuade others to buy. Negative feedback can be the kiss of death if it gets out of hand. But ultimately, applying good SEO to user generated content extends the reach of your site and gives you more potential touchpoints with searchers, particularly if you mine your UGC for keyword research. Come see how several sites are turning the (free) content created by their customers into search engine gold.
Gil addresses the SMX audience again on Wednesday, so if you’re in for the conference, make sure to catch his second panel:
Show Me The Links – Wednesday, October 6, 10:30-11:45
Yes, yes. Do a top 10 list. Got it. Attract links with rewards. Heard that. What else you got when it comes to link building? In this session, link builders share real life stories of how they obtained hard-to-get links. Is it the relationships, stupid? Focusing on what matters? Tips and strategies, for the pros.
Want to catch up with Gil between now and Wednesday? Find him on Twitter: @GilR or leave a comment on Managing Greatness.
This week’s Community Corner is brought to you by…
Well, a lot of you know me as Mike or Mike 2.
So what is the real Mike like? I’m a 56-year-old English guy, married with two children and six grandchildren. We have five rescue animals at home – one daft dog, two sensible cats and two tame ferrets. I’m a skilled car mechanic by trade, but now plagued with arthritis. WikiAnswers has been my saviour in keeping me sane when I cannot work, but a lot of people would question my sanity at times. Seriously, helping out on site is a real feel good factor. I enjoy Mentoring and Vandal Patrol the most.
I found the site by accident over two years ago; whoever said accidents are always bad was certainly wrong in this case. My other passion is fishing. Be it a lake, river, canal or pond, if I’m on the bank, everything is good. I can’t remember who first came up with the quote, “Man can’t fish and worry at the same time”. But they were totally correct. Fishing to me is not all about catching; it’s about good company and enjoying the surroundings. I was very lucky a few years back to see a kingfisher dive and return with a small fish in it’s beak. Only last week I witnessed a cygnet take it’s first flight; yes all five feet of it.
So how could I compare the two loves of my life? With the vandal work I do and enjoy, I suppose it could be called WikiFishing. Fishing for, then catching vandals. There are similarities. Both can be a waiting game, and other times I get an instant bite (RSA). The main similarity though is both are very satisfying to do.
To all my colleagues… as a man once said:
“We are not strangers many miles apart, we are friends who have simply never met.”
Do you want to be interviewed for the Contributor corner? Just leave a comment below and we’ll get to work.