Roundup is a little different this week. On the down side, it’s shorter than usual, on the up it’s mostly new sources and thus more novel. Included are: how to change your URL structure, Google’s attempts at reverse engineering page dates, a CSS3 ‘flexible’ box model, and more reasons to dislike Facebook.
- First up, Readwriteweb reports that 90% of content on Google Buzz comes from bots, be them RSS feeds getting posted into a Buzz profile or Twitter feeds doing the same. It looks like Buzz isn’t getting the love that Google had hoped.
- Next up SEO.com (seriously, how did they get that URL) has a checklist for changing your URL structure.
- Mozilla Hacks has a “flexible box model“, really a means of putting together a div order in such a way that you can easily transform its order and positioning with a few CSS codes. All in all the technology here is very cool, and I can’t wait to see if these make the final cut of CSS3.
- E-nor has a wonderful guide to combining campaign metrics, both online and offline.
- Bokardo reports that Facebook is behaving badly again. This time-sharing previously restrict-able user data without telling users. Well, I guess it isn’t a “this time” with Facebook, as it seems that every month they change something that turns a whole bunch of private data public.
- Michael Gray has noticed that Google is stepping up its effort to associate dates with content publishing. He lists off a few ways that he’s noticed this happening, though I doubt that Google is relying solely on this data as it seems highly undependable.