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What I’m Reading: Afghanistan, PINK and Google Advertising

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

I don’t usually write about what I’m reading, but right now my plate is full of awesome randomness. Since I take the bus to and from work, I am trying to take advantage of this time by reading more.

For fiction, I just finished Kite Runner, which is a fantastic book that weaves in historical events in Afghanistan (the ones pre-2001 that most Amerians don’t read about). Recommended reading if only for the fact it gives an interesting insight into the culture…plus it is a pretty good story.

For magzines, I picked up a subscription to PINK Magazine, which is a women’s mag but has some great profiles, such as this one on Playboy president, Christie Hefner.

For online stuff, Tech Crunch has an interesting analysis on what’s up with Google’s new advertising foray: Digesting Google’s New PPA Advertising Product I don’t agree with everything he says – Linkshare and TradeDoubler and CJ will have to adapt but they will always appeal to some parts of the market – but yet again it shows the steps that Google is taking to control the online world.

Google Rules the World

Friday, August 11th, 2006

Just in case there aren’t enough examples that google (and the internet) is taking over the world (and social interactions): How to use Google to get a girl and get laid

Minnesota Zoo Kills Animals (‘Cause someone is a dumbass)

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006
Say goodbye to parental responsibility....Animals killed over bite

Few US workers who could telecommute do so: study

Thursday, July 13th, 2006
A few of my friends telecommute - most notably, the lovely Yujin. Reuters released an article today discussing how much it could save on gas if those who telecommuted actually did - an impressive 4 billion bucks a year. ... [Continue reading this entry]

Bummer News Going Into Holiday Weekend

Friday, June 30th, 2006
Two things greeted me this morning: One: All the favorites for the Tour de France won't be starting Le Tour on Saturday. Two: Couchsurfing, a website that I planned on using for my Europe trip, is no longer in existance. Bummer...

Useless Facts

Monday, June 19th, 2006
When I was younger, I was a walking textbook of random facts. Although I don't really spout them off anymore, I still like 'em. Get your fill: Useless Facts

My Favorite Blond Joke

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
I forgot about this joke until it ended up in my email again recently. Happy Tuesday! A blonde walks into a bank in Chicago and asks for the loan officer. She says she's going to Europe on business for three ... [Continue reading this entry]

The Death of Chivalry?

Monday, April 17th, 2006
The opinions section of the paper is one of my favorite (right up there with Ask Amy, Dear Abby and the like), which is probably why I enjoy the blogsphere so much..it's just full of opinions (some more well supported ... [Continue reading this entry]

Wants vs. Needs

Monday, April 10th, 2006
When I first started working, I used to think of purchases in terms of hours. As in, "this shirt will cost me 4.5 hours of folding underwear, dealing with bitchy people and a Saturday afternoon." Although that sense of dollar-per-hour ... [Continue reading this entry]

How Much Is Your Blog Worth?

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006
Bob over at WorldCupBlog passed this on to me today - it's a link that supposedly measures the dollar amount that your blog is worth.  However, I'm reminded of what my father used to warn me about such things ... [Continue reading this entry]