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Six Degrees of Jeffrey Zeldman

Tuesday, January 16th, 2007

Six degrees of separation refers to the idea that human beings are connected through relationships with at most six other people. Several studies, have been conducted to measure this connectedness and while the exact number of links between people differs depending on the population measured, it is generally found to be relatively small.

The concept really gained popularity with the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game: the goal is to link any actor to Kevin Bacon through no more than six connections, where two actors are connected if they have appeared in a movie together. It’s almost scary how difficult it is to find an actor who is not connected to Kevin Bacon in 6 steps or less. In fact, I just tried Audry Hepburn and she scored a 2!

Audrey Hepburn was in How to Steal a Million (1966) with Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach was in Mystic River (2003) with Kevin Bacon

I surf the web a lot. And many of the websites I come across link to Jeffrey Zeldman; it’s an astonishing number. It got me thinking, I wonder if we couldn’t create a “Six Degrees of Jeffrey Zeldman” game?

So I had to give it a shot. I figured why not start here at Search-This and see if I could get to Zeldman in 6 steps or less. It took me slightly over an hour (with American Idol playing in the background) to find a path.

From Search-This I went to BrainFuel, a blog I visit daily. That’s one. Next we find a link to our friend Tomas’s site The Closet Entrepreneur. That’s two. Now it gets tricky because I have to go to sites I have never been before. At the bottom of Tomas’s site is a link to Design Verb blog. That’s three. On the right you will find a link to Design Observer. That’s four. Next you find a link to Kottke.org and from there we find Zeldman!

The New Search-This!

Monday, January 8th, 2007

Since its conception the goal of Search-This was to help web developers make their web sites more successful. Search-This focused primarily on teaching about search engine optimization and website promotion. While this still remains a top priority of Search-This it has become clear that in order to have a successful web site there are more areas that need attention.

So I have traveled far and wide to assemble an elite team of super geeks humans to help. Over the next month I will be introducing new members of the Search-This team. Each member is highly skilled in an area of web development. These areas will include SEO, CSS, PHP, Ajax, .NET, XML, Flash and many other three letter abbreviations!

Together, I believe this team will be able to provide you with the expertise and knowledge you need to make your web site the most successful that it can be!

Thanks and stay tuned,
Mark Angeletti (Golgotha)

Firefox, a Free Browser for You, Makes Millions for Mozilla

Thursday, January 4th, 2007

“The open-source Mozilla Foundation raked in a whopping $53 million in revenues in 2005, the bulk of it coming from a landmark deal to deliver traffic to Google’s search engine.

Mozilla gets paid by search providers every time a Firefox user types a query into the one-inch search box embedded in its flagship browser and, according to Foundation chairwoman Mitchell Baker, it’s quite a lucrative arrangement.”

[ more here ]

I wonder how much I make Mozilla daily!

Most Popular Articles of 2006

Friday, December 29th, 2006

These are the Search-This articles that got the most looks in 2006:

2007 at the Movies

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

2007 looks to be a great year for movies. Which movie are you looking forward to most?

  • Pirates 3
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Spiderman 3
  • Transformers
  • Harry Potter 5
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