I’ve joined Twitter. Still not totally sure how it works but if you’re curious I’m @cathyreisenwitz.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/09/AR2010070904048.html Cute story about an old journalist who doesn’t like the intrusion of the internet into his sacred newsroom. The story would be tired, but the writer made if fresh and funny. And I love the headline tie-in. Being a journalism major and SEO, I’m fascinated by how much trouble the journalism industry has had … [Read more…]
So I bought a domain two years ago, birminghamseoexperts.com, that I hoped to rank for the term “Birmingham SEO.” I optimized the content and did some comment link building (mostly nofollows of course) but never could get above the 4th page or so of results. Then I kind of broke it and then forgot about … [Read more…]
Something dawned on me while I was reading about the failure of standardized testing to improve the quality of public education. Testing is an attempt to use means other than the market to perform a market role. Think about it. How does the market ensure quality? It puts producers in competition with each other in … [Read more…]
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In a Firedoglake article on corporatism the author quotes FDR: Liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. This is a classic misunderstanding. People seem to think that the public and private sectors are at … [Read more…]
Mortimer Jordan High School principal Barbara Snider quoted in the North Jefferson News: “It certainly seems like it would be a boom to Alabama to have charter schools and the good things that come with them,” she said. Yes, a big boom indeed.
I just love these guys. “It would be easy to blame the restaurant owners. What is with these people and why can’t they at least have a clean restroom? But reacting this way would be unjust. The hidden hand behind this unsanitary calamity is the US government.”
“…but at the moment when most folks are settling into a political philosophy, their minds are well disposed toward Rand’s ovaries-to-the-wall rhetorical style.” Rand Brings Converts, the Hate Ovaries to the wall. That is awesome.