Sprinkles Around the Web: April 15th Edition

Sprinkles from around the web

I decided to add “equality” given that I do read a lot of articles with intersectionality that cover stopping a lot of -isms, and they are all equally important. As always, these are links that I found interesting and you might too.

Me

Books Nominated for 2013 Hugo Awards!
Woohoo! Chicks Unravel Time & Chicks Dig Comics were nominated for The Hugo Awards. Big congratulations to the editors, all the other writers, and everyone else involved in the production and love of these books. 🙂

Cute Animals

Black and White Friendship Story of a 4-Year-old Girl and Her Cat
Yep, pretty sure I was exactly like this with my cat as a child.

Entrepreneurship

The Skills Most Entrepreneurs Lack
Very interesting.

Equality

Donglegate: Why the Tech Community Hates Feminists
One of the best articles I’ve read about the larger messages and lessons from Donglegate.

How to talk about a woman’s looks
Yep, even President Obama messed this one up.

To my daughter (should I have one)
A lovely thought from my friend Susie.

Rape Culture is Alive and Well in America Because of These 6 Things
And so much more.

My So-Called ‘Post-Feminist’ Life in Arts and Letters
“This is what sexism does best: it makes you feel crazy for desiring parity and hopeless about ever achieving it.”

What Peggy Olson From ‘Mad Men’ Teaches Us That Sheryl Sandberg Doesn’t
Yep.

Seattle ranks 2nd for women entrepreneurs but has the worst wage gap in US
This is the worst. I love my city, but we need to fix this bullshit.

The 10 Most Racist Moments from a Song About Ending Racism
Yep, this happened. What?!

Being Gay at Jerry Falwell’s University
Interesting.

On Feminist Fantasy, LL Bean Boyfriends and Girlfriends
Love this as a show that content can be inclusive of all genders and sexual preferences.

Resources for Talking with Boys about Gender Violence
A great set of resources to help start a dialog and teach people about rape culture. While target toward teaching boys not to rape, these are great for anyone who doesn’t know exactly what rape culture is, why it’s so horrible, and how to work to prevent it.

Janelle Monae
Janelle Monae is the queen of cool. Love her.

Fandom

Firefly Hat Triggers Corporate Crackdown
Wow. Just wow.

Janelle Monáe is the Dapper Queen
Love her so much.

Gwendoline Christie On Gender Roles & Fighting Game of Thrones
Radness.

Health

A Reinvented Condom You Actually Want To Wear, Coming Soon From The Gates Foundation
Crazy rad.

Inbound Marketing

Is Google+ Approaching Twitter’s Marketing Value?
Taking a look at the future of social networking and comparing G+ and Twitter in how to get the largest reach for content.

Using Instagram to Promote Your Brand and Increase Site Traffic Webinar
Lots of fun for those looking to use Instagram for their brand.

Current & Past Contributor To Links in Google+ Profiles
Look at what Google’s doing with authorship, especially for sites with multiple authors.

Facebook emoji: Status-update emoticons are bad for privacy, good for advertisers.
Wow. This is brilliantly evil as a way to get their users to work for free.

Foursquare’s New Game: Predicting Your Future
I’m interested to see how well or badly this works.

The Relationship Between SEO and Inbound Marketing
Ruth writes about how things are changing for SEOs and how we must work together with greater inbound and web marketing goals.

Here is why I love SEOmoz!
Awww. This warms my heart to hear as a community manager.

How I Wish Amazon Reviews Worked
Oh, if only we could actually find relevant reviews.

A Data-Centric Approach to Identifying 404 Pages Worth Saving
If you have a lot of 404s, maybe you only need to redirect or rebuild the important ones.

CIA Presentation On Big Data
Get ready to be scared. This is why arguments about militas needing guns just in case we need to overthrow the government is stupid. The founding fathers couldn’t even imagine this.

10 Ways Brands Use Instagram for Business
Great examples of brands using Instagram really well.

Partner Categories, a New Self-Serve Targeting Feature
And Facebook advertising just got more intense. This is big data stalking you and me.

Inspirational

How to pursue a creative life without a lot of time or energy
Amazing story about how to really be creative.

Politics

Margaret Thatcher and misapplied death etiquette
Yes, this. Political figures are never saints, and Thatcher certainly wasn’t.

Science

The Science of Cats
Cats are just awesome. End of story.

Technology

How to Lighten the Crush of E-Mail
OMG, you can push a pause button? Getting that app now!

Writing

The secret structure of great talks
A great presentation about the structure of great presentations.

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