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Friday Links: On the color of 2009, ballancing billable hours & creativity, and my cruel cubemate

Before we get to the this week’s link roundup. I thought I’d post this bit that I saw on a few blogs of Louis CK on Conan O’Brien about how everything’s amazing and nobody’s happy.

So what were you reading this week?

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Friday Links: Wednesday is the new Friday

Since this is a short week here in the U.S. (yay Thanksgiving!), I’ll be posting the usual Friday link round-up on Wednesday.

  • AdWeek posted about an interesting Epsilon study that found that half of the 180 Chief Marketing Officers polled had no interest in using social networking (Facebook or Myspace, but, oddly enough Twitter is not mentioned) as a marketing venue. The study also showed that the CMOs expected cuts in their ad budgets next year, and yet didn’t expect that to effect their e-mail marketing campaigns.
  • Speaking of budget cuts, Ad Age (sorry, registration required [boo!] but you can use BugMeNot) has what looks to be a dire report about ad spending in the next six months. However, it only seems dire if you’re in the old media (think newspapers, magazines, broadcast TV) space. It looks as though those with the ad money to spend are going to be spending it in the online, cable TV, and mobile markets.
  • Fitting for our tough economic times and just in time for Thanksgiving, Lifehacker asked their readers what free software are you most grateful. The comments are a treasure trove. Lots of props for well-known freebies like Firefox, Open Office, and Adium. But there were a lot of apps I’d never even heard of. What free software are you most grateful for?
  • Take a stroll down memory lane with the Top 25 days in computing history.
  • For those of you who spend a lot of time traveling, here are 15 Tech Secrets for the Serious Road Warrior.
  • Have you got mad shortcut-key skills? If so, you might dig Keyboardr (random aside: can I just say that I will be happy when we go back to spelling things correctly?), a Google search mashup that lets you use shortcut keys to navigate through search results.
  • Kind of tangentially related to the last point, That? Which? Or What?, the NY Times explains how to figure out which one to use. [via]

That’s all for me this week, what were you reading on the Internet?

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