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Updated: 2014-12-26T08:57:47-08:00


Making good on a (small) promise and hopes for 2015


This year has been truly incredible for me. I hit 7years at Facebook, I helped the team get transgenders available on facebook, I was lucky enough to teach at startup school with an amazing list of other presenters, I got...

Openness and, by extension, understanding


The fundamental reason I am still at Facebook after 6years and for the foreseeable future is that I believe facebook has a big impact on the world and I can influence that impact (I am not a total saint, it's...

Context matters when thinking about mobile growth


I have written here plenty of times about my cocktail making and paper airplanes sites. I have also written in the past about the depressing truth of shrinking markets and about finally getting to the year of mobile in 2010....

Making a little effort on improving my facebook integration


A little bit of time investment can really pay dividends. Up until last weekend my cocktail site has been running off of the old php connect sdk. One of my little projects for Christmas was to see if I could...

Big impact from reducing page weight and load times


Another holiday project for me was to work on reducing the load time for my pages. There were a few reasons for this: I was using bandwidth like it was going out of fashion and finally was about to violate...

2010 really was (finally) the year of mobile


A few high level stats that really show how much mobile has shaped 2010 for my websites. The following data is from one of the automated reports I run using the google analytics api. Firstly here is the weekly visits...

The traffic impact of Facebook social plugins on my cocktail site


The above shows referred traffic from facebook to my cocktail site. It is pretty clear where I installed the social plugins, most specifically the comment box. Facebook is now my #1 non search engine traffic referrer and is very close...

Changing search behavior and the depressing truth of a shrinking market


This image is interesting to me. Firstly it shows that paper airplanes (for whatever reason) are getting less and less interesting to people over time as a proportion of what is being searched for online (the red line). I think...

Search data backs up eBay starting to stop the rot


I love what you can find in the Google Insights data: The blue line on the above graph was plumetting throughout 2009 but in 2010 eBay really seems to have stopped the rot and it’s great to see. This data...

Two nations seperated by a common language in search


“Two nations divided by a common language” is a quote often attributed to George Bernard Shaw and I think it’s a pretty good one. In general going global for websites is pretty easy and I have been lucky enough to...