Well I managed to get connected to some leeched wifi (laptop and wifi both running on batteries) and do a short post. Lots going on in Kentucky as we have had a serious ice storm…with nearly over 500,000 people without power in KENTUCKY ALONE – 100k in Louisville, 40k in Lexington- including my office . I usually don’t post things unrelated to search and marketing but I know I have a lot of local Lexington subscribers who might appreciated some photos and links.
First, I loved Rich Copley’s piece on how Twitter and Facebook are helping people to connect during this high-stress event. Bloggers are pretty quick to write about how they experienced the storm too.
And further evidence that CNN likes to ignore “fly-over states”. Here we are in a state of emergency and more than a million people without power on a night expected to get into the single digits…but they make sure to post stories about NFL players donating brains and pro wrestling. Thank goodness bloggers are around to give some thoughtfulness to the whole thing. Google News is my friend.
I’m shell-shocked after the 2003 ice storm (a picture of our house in 2003) so now I’m totally jumpy – every little sound makes my heart race. The sickening “crack!” of the cold wood gets into your mind in a very strange way. Ice storms really, really, really are teh suck.