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Andy McIlwain

Andy McIlwain

Miscellaneous web-type geek. I help build online communities. I also like to doodle. (What's up with that, anyway?)
RT @nacin: There were 267 contributors to WordPress 3.9, the most ever (and in less than four months), and I hope to see that number continue to grow.
Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes: http://www.reuters.com/article...
Search Engine Marketing - The State of SEO in 2014 http://www.marketingprofs.com/charts... (Mobile, local, content diversification, et al.)
So @unbounce just introduced dynamic text insertion. http://try.unbounce.com/dynamic... Yet another reason to use them for landing pages. Just sayin'.
Nothing like a jolt of fear in the morning from stabbing headlines in @MetroToronto.
Province Announces $15 Billion in Transit Funding: http://torontoist.com/2014... (Too little too late, or better now than never?)
Google’s Matt Cutts Lobbying To Reward Secure Sites With Better Rankings http://searchengineland.com/googles... (SSL is the way to go, heartbleed or no.)
RT @GetSource: Please test your plugins and themes with WordPress 3.9! RC2 now available: http://wordpress.org/news...
RT @GirlGeeksTO: Join us @FITC's Women's Make and Mix event April 26, and get hands on with MaKey MaKey kits. http://fitc.ca/article... #FITCToronto
Google's Matt Cutts Explains How Google Search Handles 404 & 410 Status Codes http://searchengineland.com/googles... (410 is a big red button.)
Keynote Speakers: Emma Jane Westby & Mark Surman at DrupalCamp Toronto 2014: http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/...
UX & Information Theory: "How much we can keep around in our working memory dictates the quality of comprehension." http://www.nngroup.com/article...
How To Waste Time Properly: http://nautil.us/issue... (Distractions help the brain.)
"There are several worrying things about this new, profitless-on-purpose way of doing business." Read it: http://nymag.com/daily...
Spending the evening packing boxes. #springmove
Ooomf Raises $2.1 Million, Changes Name to Crew | BetaKit http://www.betakit.com/ooomf-r... (Like Elance, but with a more rigorous approval process.)
Online skill classes replacing MOOCs: http://pando.com/2014... (I guess we'll be seeing even more of those Treehouse ads on YouTube.)
"America Isn’t Ready for Colbert to Replace Letterman"? Bull. Who says he doesn't invent another persona? http://www.wired.com/2014...
The FooPlugins approach to documentation: http://fooplugins.com/approac...
Longreads Joins the Automattic Family http://andymci.com/2014...
Longreads Joins the Automattic Family - http://andymci.com/2014...
RT @EFF: BREAKING: NSA said to have used Heartbleed bug to gather intelligence for two years, reports Bloomberg. https://t.co/wbHhucX7Pq
Whistle: Interview with Co-Founder and CEO Ben Jacobs | Blueprint Issue 43, presented by ShopLocket https://www.shoplocket.com/bluepri...
A pic of people taking pics. "@MarcusSmithKTLA: #SKY5: People taking pictures and selfies on the 105 Freeway. #KTLA https://twitter.com/MarcusS..."
SEO Is Dead, Let’s Go Viral Instead http://blog.hittail.com/2014... (A bit of psychology goes a long way.)
The Micro: The First Truly Consumer 3D Printer by M3D LLC — Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/project... (We're all fabricators now.)
Before Game of Thrones, no one named babies "Khaleesi." In 2012, it beat the name "Betsy." - Vox http://www.vox.com/2014... (Oh jeez.)
Listen to this. (Araabmuzik) http://andymci.com/2014...
Stephen Colbert + Craig Ferguson? CBS you're my new favourite.
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