5 for Friday – Links, Stories & Posts for Your Weekend

July 27th, 2012 by Search Influence Alumni

• Twitter Inching Closer To Giving You All Your Tweets, But Search Has A Long Way To Go – Search Engine Land

Twitter’s finally giving the people what they want: a way for users to search through their own history of tweets. While it seems like a pretty basic function for any blogging platform to implement, Search Engine Land’s list of current Twitter search engines shows how the company has been bafflingly negligent thus far.

The USA Basketball Team’s Instagram Shots Are Ridiculously Awesome – Mashable

The U.S. Olympic basketball team invades social networking platform Instagram, thrusting themselves into the spotlight just before the games with a set of fantastic personal photos. Consider taking a page from their playbook, and see what a little creative photography can bring to your business.

Google to open YouTube studio in London – The Telegraph

This week in “I want to go to there…!”, The Telegraph brings us news of YouTube’s upcoming ‘Creator Space.’ Opening in Google’s Soho offices, the Creator Space studio gives amateur UK film makers access to some serious production equipment. Check out the amazing tour video, and maybe consider booking that flight to London soon (as if you needed another reason).

15 Helpful Link Building Tools – Search Engine Watch

Fuel for the behind-the-scenes SEO associate in your life: Garrett Finch has a list of fantastic tools (some paid, many free) for building your links, and a few extras thrown in for increasing productivity.

Are We Addicted to Gadgets or Indentured to Work? – The Atlantic

And while we’re on the subject of productivity… The Atlantic points out that you might be missing out on the “real world” experience by bringing your work home with you. The recent uptick in gadgets and productivity apps makes carrying your world with you easier than ever before, keeping job managers and taskmasters close at hand (literally) with their employees, around the clock.