Archive for December, 2007

Matt Cutts: “One Sentence rules!” (I’m paraphrasing.)

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Matt Cutts, the head of the Webspam team at Google, mentioned One Sentence in an interview he did recently:

Stephan Spencer: Perhaps you can just supply us with your OPML file?

Matt Cutts: There is a lot of really good feeds that I read. I read about 70 or maybe even a 100 in the search space. A few that I read that are not search – there are only five or 10, but XKCD is a Web comic that is really pretty funny, that is very Web savvy. I found a feed on Flickr for their “Photos of the Day” which is just a nice way to start your day.

There is a neat site called One Sentence and the idea is that you have to tell an entire story in one sentence. You know, they are very compelling stuff. So, it is about 10 sentences a day, about 10 posts, and that is really a fun site as well.

Thanks, Matt!

(There’s also an audio recording of the interview linked up at the top of the transcript.)

Book announcement

Saturday, December 1st, 2007

I hate to have to do this, but unfortunately, I need to delay the publishing of the first One Sentence book, so it won’t be available for Christmas this year. I apologize deeply, but I wasn’t able to make enough progress on it by this point and I don’t want it to come out looking like a rush job. I also had trouble getting in touch with the charity that I wanted to donate proceeds to, so a delay will give me time to iron out those details as well.

Stay tuned as I continue to work on the book for an announcement about when it will be available.