What’s happening folks? You have a good week? On my end it was a hectic week that started with an early flight back from Baltimore after a great surprise birthday party for my old college roommate. Mental note never fly in at 6:00 am and out at 7:45 am the next day – trust me it blows. For the weekend I am looking forward to some daddy and son bonding time and picking out some underoos for him. What do you have on tap? Hopefully it’s a good one and looking forward to catching up next week. Until then, enjoy this week’s edition of Five for Friday.
Play by your own rules – an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the check-in wars between Gowalla and foursquare, from the loser’s point of view. Pour a 40 out for Gowalla.
Sexism In Tech: We’re Not Making It Up – aside from this having an anecdote from a friend of mine in this post (an ugly one at that) I just think this kind of shit happens way too much and is worth reading if you have a penis or a vagina (or both).
Real-Time Marketing Sucks – this is more of a fail blog than anything but worth perusing if you are in need of a laugh.
The Survey is Dead – a really interesting read here from Tom Webster on surveys and how data at times is sold and portrayed out of context.
Westboro Baptist Church Members Have Their Day Thoroughly Ruined by ‘Fanatic Harassment Specialist’ Brick Stone – the folks at the Westboro Baptist Church are a bunch of dickweeds, most humans can agree with that. If you do, watch the video below, you will laugh… a bunch.