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Are Link Exchange Services legitimate (and helpful) or just evil spammers?

From time to time I get emails composed with scary-generic text requesting to exchange links, because “your site’s topic is relevant to my site’s topic.” The most recent request was for a site of kitchen applicances and remodeling. Relevant? Yeah, right sure. This site has extremely high placement in Google and Yahoo search (and pretty […]

100 years ago this minute

Doc Searls recalls the San Francisco earthquake, the Loma Prieta quake (incidentally, my Doc M left Santa Cruz for So Cal the day before the ’89 quake), and reflects on geology. At LA Observed, a post linking to all the coverage in San Francisco Chronicle on the quake. My, my, but does the Chronicle ever […]