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Takeshi Young is a salsa dancer and internet marketer based out of San Jose, California. His specialties are SEO, social media marketing, and Colombian-style salsa footwork.
@Francisco Dao If "the fascist government is evil!" is the only thing you've taken away from those who are angry with the NSA, then maybe you should challenge yourself by actually reading what people are writing. Trivializing the issue by comparing secret government surveillance to Facebook privacy settings just shows you have a complete lack of understanding of what's at stake here.
9 months ago on The NSA didn’t end our right to privacy. We gave it away for free
@AntoneJohnson You should go read the interview that Snowden did. He said that in his previous position, he had the power to tap into anyone's phone given nothing more than their phone number. How can you possibly justify someone having power like that over you?
Snowden may not have abused his powers, but what's to stop the other 20,000 employees at Booz Allen from doing so? There are plenty of incentives for people to spy on you, from personal vendettas, religious motivations, bigotry, financial gain, etc. And we have no way of knowing what goes on or do anything to stop it, because it's all a secret.
What the government is doing is spying. The data they collect is not just sitting in some database, they specifically collect the data so that they can mine the data for possible signs of terrorist activity. They don't need a million employees to sift through all the data because they have algorithms that identify patterns within the Big Data for them.
Maybe you buy a gun, maybe you visit a mosque, and now you've been identified as a possible terrorist, and that's all the justification the NSA needs to go through every single e-mail and Facebook message you've ever sent. You can't just hand over power like that with zero oversight.
Comparing that to entering your birthday into Facebook like the author of this article did is ludicrous.
@jholyhead You'd be surprised how hard "having a well designed, well implemented site" can be, especially when working with older sites running legacy content management systems. You run into all sorts of issues with duplicate content, missing pages & errors, poor redirects, issues with robots.txt, canonicals, query parameters, poor url structure, poor internal linking, slow site speed, etc. etc.
Or if you're running an ecommerce site with 10,000+ products, site architecture becomes a big issue. How do you organize 10,000+ products in a optimal way so that all the pages are being crawled and indexed? How do you get page rank flowing to your top pages? How do you deal with duplicate & thin content across 10,000 pages? Etc.
So yeah, if you have a simple site or blog then having a "well designed, well implemented site" might be easy, but SEO can go a lot deeper than that if you're working with a major site.
9 months ago on The deep, dark secret of SEO
Yes, we absolutely have a right to be angry. When the government gets unfettered access to your personal data without a warrant or any checks and balances, we have a right to be angry. When the government can just bypass the Constitution and give themselves secret powers with no oversight, we have the right to be angry.
There is a big difference between providing a private company with your personal info, and allowing the government to access that info. Giving your doctor or psychiatrist sensitive medical information does not mean giving the government permission to access it. Providing a dating site with your personal information and relationship preferences does not give the government permission to access that info. Even providing Facebook with your birthday does not mean that's info that should just be given away to the government.
Telling people not to use Facebook and Gmail because of privacy concerns is ridiculous. Should we also give up our smartphones and computers while we're at it? Give up the miracle of the internet because our government's overstepped its bounds? Or does it make more sense to just tell the government to back the Fuck off?
This is an overly simplistic view of SEO.
Will great content help with your SEO? Sure it will. But great content alone will not magically get you search traffic, without also being accompanied by a solid marketing/SEO strategy.
Then there are all the on-page optimizations one can make to make their site more optimized for a keyword and help Google understand what your site is about through things like semantic markup. Site architecture is also key, especially for larger sites. Then there's Google authorship, rich snippets, etc.
You also place way too much faith in Google's algorithms if you think that they can't be tricked. Just open up a dictionary and search for a few keywords and you'll soon see that the top results are not always the ones with the best content. There are many ways to get an edge in Google that go beyond mere keyword stuffing (which hasn't worked in years).
So now if you lose your phone, not only do the bad guys have your contacts and your home address, but they have a convenient key to unlock it as well. Probably not the smartest idea.
9 months, 1 week ago on The Internet of the Mundane: Smart locks, connected lightbulbs, and learning thermostats
Eat, sleep, dance. That's my motto =)
9 months, 1 week ago on Smile, Laugh, Dance
Big fan of Latin Jazz, thanks!
9 months, 1 week ago on Indy's Live Music Scene
Hope to attend this event soon!
9 months, 1 week ago on éVENTS / Bachata Congress
Definitely puts things into perspective.
9 months, 1 week ago on Hurdy Gurdy
That's pretty amazing! Got to see her live in LA this past weekend!
9 months, 1 week ago on Health Inspiration: 80 Years Old, Fit, and Fabulous Ballroom and Salsa Dancer!
It's the new gangnam style :p
9 months, 1 week ago on UK’s Hottest Dance Craze Inspired by Olympian | Outbrain
So true... a college education is really overpriced for what you get out of it, and most employers care more about your skills than a piece of paper.
9 months, 1 week ago on 7 Street-Smart Skills They Don't Teach You In College
Programmers can dance!
9 months, 1 week ago on Sorting algorithms explained through folk dance
Very cool, and very contemporary!
9 months, 1 week ago on 360i Creates "The Longest Dance Move"
Dog can't dance if it's not healthy ;)
9 months, 1 week ago on About
Would love to attend this some day...
9 months, 1 week ago on Dispatches from Davos: The attraction of the unbadged
Am I the only one who still finds it weird talking to a device?
9 months, 1 week ago on CES: Everybody Dance Now
Can't wait for Uber to expand into other areas.
9 months, 1 week ago on Uber incorporates ride-sharing into its tap dance
Nice video, these guys are awesome!
9 months, 1 week ago on Not just razors anymore: Dollar Shave Club introduces wet wipes for your other sensitive areas