Originally posted on The WordPress.com Blog: This year marks the 10th birthday of WordPress.com and our parent company, Automattic. We are proud to have served this community of millions: from writers, photographers, artists, and small and large publishers, to business owners and entrepreneurs. A quick bit of history: WordPress itself started as an open…
The folks at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) publish reports evaluating the privacy practices of various internet companies. WordPress.com received a perfect 5 on 5 score in their annual Who Has Your Back report as well as a perfect 5 on 5 score on the Intellectual Property Who Has Your Back report. We also note that some services have gone above and beyond the evaluation […]
Almost two years ago Five Simple Steps signed me up to write a pocket guide about conversion rate optimisation. Today it went out on sale at the Five Simple Steps book store as an e-book. It’s a short read (like most FSS Pocket Guides) and I’d love to hear what you think if you buy a copy.
That’s what happens when a redesign of something is done for the sake of a redesign without real user value being created or user problems being solved. That seems to be what has happened at Optimizely today with the launch of their new “Homepage” – i.e. the page that lists all your running or paused experiments. […]
Seth Godin today writes about Black Friday and freedom of choice. I’ve always hated this “holiday”. Coming as it does a day after Thanksgiving it seems to me to embody everything that is diametrically opposed to the spirit of Thanksgiving: greed, wastefulness, and unthinking herd-like behavior.
Originally posted on NaptimeWriting: I attended and spoke at WordCamp San Francisco this year, and the experience, community, content, and implications blew my mind. Holy moly, did I ever. I attended the technical sessions and understood, genuinely, 20% of what I heard in the weekend’s presentations. Okay, maybe 15%. I don’t know the acronyms, I…
I was glad to read yesterday that Red Gate has announced a full focus on “Database Lifecycle Management.” Before I joined Automattic, I worked at Red Gate for a good few years and in the last couple of years I was there the company experimented a lot with different business models and products in the face […]