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DrupalCon Copenhagen Tracks and Deadlines, YouTube’s Vuvuzela, and a Google Voice Infographic
It has certainly been a week to remember. The United States won one of the most intense and dramatic victories in its World Cup history from a late goal by America's newest hero, Landon Donovan, BP thinks they may have recapped the leak, Volacci sent off team members to two different DrupalCamps (Chicago and Denver), and the iPhone 4 was released to reports of issues. (taking a breath) Join me after the jump for new important tracks, dates, and deadlines for DrupalCon Copenhagen, as well as a modern look at human communications via infographic.

This Week in Drupal SEO News: June 18, 2010

Drupal Design Camp Boston 2010, Drupal Gardens Update, Google’s Mayday Release, and Commerce Search
Do you have World Cup fever yet? Are you annoyed by the vuvuzellas? Are you reading this as the United States scorches the “jubalani” into the back of the ol’ onion sack against Slovenia? There is plenty of soccer to be enjoyed this summer and I hope you are able to catch it. But enough soccer talk.

How to Optimize Images, Video, and Other Media in Drupal

Images and video are everywhere on the Web. Flash and other media are not far behind. Great graphics, animations, or videos add a lot of value to an otherwise boring web site. The drawback is that search engine spiders cannot read the content of these files. Nothing kills your site's searchability faster than embedding all your best keywords into graphic or Flash files. Users see them just fine but search engines see nothing. It is extremely important to communicate as much information as you can to the search engines about each graphic or media piece that you use on your site. Google Image Search uses the file name and the alt tag to determine what the image is all about. Other services, like YouTube, Viddler, and video search engines, need help to determine what your video is about so that they can show it to people that are interested in watching your masterpiece. Make sure that you can take advantage of these powerful streams of traffic by adhering to the following guidelines.

Drupal Association 2010 Elections Calling All Applicants – Do You Have The Chops?

Yesterday, Dries Buytaert announced the upcoming Drupal Association 2010 election on his personal blog. On March 1st, 2010, elections will be held for new Permanent Members to the General Assembly (Applications are due by February 22nd). The General Assembly will then select the Board of Directors, who are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations. More information on who the Drupal Association is, what they do, and why you should care, are after the jump.

Open Atrium “Intranet In A Box” released for Drupal Users

Yesterday, Development Seed announced the release of its open beta version of Open Atrium, a free and open source intranet package powered by Drupal. Open Atrium is being promoted as fast, easy to install and ready for using straight out of the box. It is also open source, so any development-savvy folks can customize it to meet their specific needs. All of the Open Atrium code is being hosted on Github as an open beta.