Friday, October 15, 2010

Link roundup

1. Create a free book by purchasing or renewing a Flickr Pro account.

2. New eco-friendly McDonald's in Southern California, complete with green arches. Via.

3. Mitt Romney got his new book atop the bestseller list "by asking institutions to buy thousands of copies in exchange for his speeches, according to a document obtained by POLITICO." Via.

4. Relatedly, the writer of The Oatmeal was apparently a SEO spammer. This discussion at Reddit about infographics and how they're used by spammers to game Digg, Google, and Reddit is pretty fascinating. (I mentioned this once before, but you should question sites that post a lot of infographics - - I've repeatedly turned down offers of payment in exchange for posting infographics with specific embedded links.) Via.


  1. Thanks to your post about being offered a paid link for infographic, I have been noticing these everywhere! I even saw the very one you talked about less than a week later.

  2. PS - One of these days I'll remember how your spam filter works and remember that I have to type in the captcha-thingy word before my comment is actually submitted.

    I did it AGAIN with this comment. What is wrong with me?