11 Aug Dan Abrams’ Websites Today
Mediaite has a fascinating clip from “Today” featuring a woman who was mauled by a friend’s chimpanzee. As if that sentence didn’t raise a million questions on its own, she recently underwent facial transplant surgery that not only repaired her injuries but is also gradually allowing her to regain sensation in her face. Holy miracles of science. See the clip here.
On Geekosystem: those of us obsessed with SEO might find this surprising, but citizens in Spain are complaining about their visibility on the internet. The crux of the issue is that a government gazette that is mandated by law recently went digital, and citizens who didn’t mind having their information in print are pretty bothered to learn that it’s made its way to the interwebs. To read the full post, click here.
Rats! Styleite reports that @CondeElevator, manned by an anonymous employee and author of amazing quotations gleaned from elevator eavesdropping, has been shut down. The account was embarrassing on two levels — in that it gently skewered the employees who walk Condé Nast’s hallowed halls, and that it had more followers than several of the corporation’s publications. Get the full post here.
Sportsgrid has a fascinating post on the inner workings of cable sports scheduling and past scandals, in the wake of a USA vs. Mexico football match that was pre-empted by a Little League game. To read the full, excellent column, click here.
Cool, guys: Gossip Cop confirms that Amy Winehouse’s London home was robbed by an acquaintance. Among the items stolen were song lyrics, letters, and unreleased tracks. I mean, this sort of goes without saying, but how unlucky was Winehouse to be surrounded by so many truly awful people? Come on. Get the full post here.
The Mary Sue reports that the offspring of snakes used during filming for “Raiders of the Lost Ark” may still be haunting the premises…and my dreams. Snake babies! Nooooooo! To read the full post, click here.
On Mogulite: it seems like only moments ago that we were mourning the demise of @CondeElevator, but as it turns out, a replacement has already been found! Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new forum for the thoughts of the super-rich and out-of-touch: @GSElevator. Word is it’s just as amazing as its predecessor. To read the full post, click here.