Internet Archaeology

by John Marchesini on September 28, 2010

This is an oldie, but goodie. Something tells me that this field of study is expanding… Btw, has anyone see Friendster’s new logo?


Dear MySpace,

by John Marchesini on October 24, 2009

Dear MySpace, [With apologies in advance to Mike Macadaan, VP Product, who I believe is genuinely fighting the good fight, and who will no doubt end up with a great job at some fine Internet company.] It’s over.  I can’t take it anymore. I hereby inaugurate my MySpace Deathwatch, which will continue until my last [...]


The Top 50 Most Influential Reality TV Players and Twitter

1 comment May 18, 2009

The Hollywood Reporter released this list of the 50 most influential players in reality TV.   I cross-referenced each name on this list against Twitter to find out which members of the group had an account.  Not surprisingly, very few of the non-celebrities actively tweet or even have an account.  So, either these Hollywood players [...]

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How to Monetize your Twitter feed

1 comment December 8, 2008

Before you begin this process, you will need to have a previously created and approved Google AdSense account.  If you don’t have one yet, go here to sign-up. First, locate your Twitter RSS feed.  Everyone with a Twitter account has their own unique RSS feed.  Your Twitter RSS feed is located at the bottom of [...]

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Facebook Connect Plugin for WordPress

17 comments December 3, 2008

There has been a lot of buzz this week regarding the new Facebook Connect service.  After TechCrunch announced that they were “in a relationship” with the new service, I began to investigate the easiest way to add it to a couple of blogs that I run.  Not surprisingly, there is already one gentleman from Spain [...]

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Why LinkedIn is the new Monster

3 comments July 18, 2008

As a recently unemployed technology professional (and someone who has been laid-off multiple times), I have spent more than my fair share of time on employment websites. Like a majority of people in the 25- to 34-year-old demographic, I rely primarily on the Internet for job information. In 2003, when I was initially searching for [...]

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Choosing or Renaming a Twitter user name

3 comments July 8, 2008

For those of us not blessed with a five-letter last name, choosing a good Twitter user name can be a daunting task. In fact, I was asked the following question by someone who already uses Twitter: “Can you change your Twitter user name and still keep all of your followers?” The answer is: Yes. You [...]

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