Oh the Irony at SBA.GOV

Dear Mr. Stauffer,
Thank you for contacting the SBA Answer Desk.
We assume that this misspelling is from the goodle webmasters, so we cannot change that, but we do appreciate the information.
SBA Answer Desk

From: Erich Stauffer
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 7:53 AM
To: SBA Answer Desk
Subject: sba.gov web page header description misspelling of “e-newsletters”

In searching Google for “small business”, sba.gov is the number one hit, but the description contains a misspelling.  It reads “e-newaletters”. Notice the ‘a’ instead of the ‘s’?

This can be found and changed in the header of the web site’s code under the META tag, DESCRIPTION.  The description is what shows up under Google search results.



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A Smattering of Twitter Directories

Twitter, a micro-blogging service which allows users to post up to 140 characters at a time, is still in its research phase, but in Web 2.0 terms, its fast becoming a juggernaut. You may have noticed its use in mass media like CNN and NPR. Although Twitter usage has grown 1689% in the last year (2008), it is still dwarfed by Facebook which has more than 175 million users compared to Twitter’s 1.78 million. It may be unfair to compare the two however, as they are two completely different types of services. Facebook is more full featured while Twitter does one thing, but does it very well. One thing they don’t offer is a directory services, so a few companies have been filling that need and piggybacking on Twitter’s success by creating Twitter directories.

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