Today’s random thought: I don’t know the difference between a “hoedown” and a “hootnanny.” Li’l help?

  • Edward Wasserman does a pretty good job of pointing out just how inherently ethically conflicted the idea of ‘beat reporting” is. He points out that in order to be a good reporter you have to cultivate sources but sometimes reporting will embarrass those sources. So it’s a problem. (CT)
  • The FeedBurner team gets very open and honest about the strengths and weaknesses of the numbers they provide to publishers. This is a great example of using a corporate blog to connect with an audience. (CT)
  • Yahoo has acquired MyBlogLog, which has been gaining in popularity ever since its debut. (CT)
  • Shel Holtz reminds us of something we already know, which is that Jeremy Pepper is smart. (CT)
  • Three media types log their media consumption over the course of a week. It’s interesting, but I think the fact that there’s no RSS reading in there should tell all of us that we’re not doing a good enough job on new media education. (CT)
  • Eric Tatro has made the move to his own domain. (CT)
  • Oh come on, admit it. You know you’re going to be one of those repetitively hitting refresh over at Engadget, Gizmodo, and a whole bunch of other places. (TB)

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