Quick quote from this past Sunday: “Get there…get there…YES!!!! It made it!!!! It made it!!!!” The only bad thing about the Bears winning is that someone’s going to haul out the Super Fans and make us suffer through that again. If it’s not Chris Farley dismissing a heart attack as a “Baker’s Dozen” it’s not all that funny. On with the LOTD.

  • Some very wrong-headed people want to enact legislation that would require all users of music libraries to pay “fair market value” for the use of that music. This is being pushed because new satellite radio devices allow you to store music, something the music industry doesn’t care for. (CT)
  • I think it’s important to remember – and Greg Verdino reminds us – that entry by marketers into Second Life isn’t enough. You have to do something with it. (CT)
  • James Wales has launched WikiSeek, his people-powered search engine that Wales is positioning as a more precise tool since it doesn’t suffer from the vagaries of algorithms. (CT)
  • Josh Hallett echoes something I’ve been saying for a while, which is that while the revenue from paid archives might be great, newspapers are shooting themselves in the foot by not opening up these archives to search engines. (CT)
  • Joost appears to be the actual launch name for The Venice Project, the long in-development online video project from the founders of Kazaa and Skype. (CT)
  • Microsoft is launching its own analytics tool. Yay? (CT)
  • BusinessWeek has a pretty good beginners guide to the usage of online video for everything from advertising to internal corporate usage. (CT)
  • Confabb now lets you build your own “badge” that you can display on your blog to show the world what conferences you’re speaking at or attending. It’s kind of awesome.(CT)
  • The Washington Post wants to harness the power of the local bloggers in its neck of the woods and is encouraging them to participate by offering not only increased exposure but also a cut of online ads sales revenue. (CT)