Michael Krotscheck has an interesting post called Friends don’t let Friends use TypePad, which apparently ruffled some feathers and elicited a pretty venomous response from a Six Apart Vice President. I guess is part of their new plan to “compete” but statements like “TypePad simply blows WordPress.com away on SEO” and “On WordPress.com, you’re kind of moving into a bad neighborhood — by their own admission, one-third of the blogs on WordPress.com are spam” don’t exactly lend credibility. Michael responded eloquently in a comment and then again in a follow-up post. Lloyd has jumped in with some specific facts on Typepad’s (lack of) SEO. In the meantime we just turned on sitemaps for everybody on WordPress.com, a popular user request.
Social Networking Gets a Sanity Check, from GigaOM.
Seth’s Email Checklist. “Before you hit send on that next email, perhaps you should run down this list, just to be sure.” Amen!
Visiting home in Houston.
A preview of the upcoming theme for BuddyPress. Be sure to click through to the full-size versions. BuddyPress is coming along nicely, and a good example of what is possible with the WordPress platform.
Jeffrey Veen and Bryan Mason are putting together a very interesting conference called Start. It’s only $200 and the morning format is short-form interviews with interesting people, and somehow I slipped in there. Mark the date — August 7, 2008.