Episode 79 runs about 1 hour and 40 minutes and was recorded on Friday, March 29th, covering all the best posts from the month of March on MetaFilter. We did our best to abide by the swear jar and only slipped up a few times! [more inside]
This is pretty strange and we've gotten 3-4 reports of members not being able to load anything on www.metafilter.com (ask, metatalk, everything else works) in just Google Chrome's latest version (Firefox/Safari work fine), on OSX. Anyone have any ideas what could be going on? [more inside]
Google's new RSS reader might be pretty useful for following ask metafilter (screenshot). You can click the little star to mark a thread as a favorite.
Is Google bomb-proof now? After seeing "verisign" posts all over the weblog world, I decided to check the progress on Google. The article calling for the bomb is #79 in a search for Verisign as of right now, and the link itself within the post doesn't show up in the first 100 results for me. Perhaps Google has gotten wise to everyone's shenanigans?
This is incredible. While going through yesterday's stats (it was a slow sunday), I found a couple referrers from google, for "scooby doo porn" searches. So I tried it myself, and MetaFilter comes up third, for a comment made as a joke, making fun of search engines.