LOTD: 6/15/07

  • Interesting object lesson from people who found some very…umm…interesting debug statements in the hidden language of YouTube pages. (CT)
  • Some sort called “hockey” (Tom keeps talking about it but I have no idea) is looking at what the NCAA did when it kicked out a blogger and going in the opposite direction. Instead of telling them to shut down their laptops the New York Islanders have created a special section for bloggers to do their thing. (CT)
  • To chime in on Chris’ last entry, I present some comments from one notable hockey / sports blogger, Eric McErlain, who isn’t so happy about this move by the Islanders. David Singer has also put together a pretty decent roundup of commentary on the subject. (TB)
  • It’s interesting that only the online folks comment when Calacanis or Winer try to set the rules for how and when they’re interviewed but when Mrs. Pitt does so it gets mainstream media attention. (CT)
  • Over at Slate, Harry McCracken really really likes Google Gears, and tells you all about it. (TB)
  • In blogger news, James Joyner has pointed out that Chris Bowers is leaving MyDD for a new group blog that will open up his horizons a bit. (TB)
  • On Twitter, Randall Bennett alerts us to a new technology that could affect anyone who drives while on their cellphone. The device, from Highway Safety and Technology, would enable police to determine whether a vehicle had someone using a cellphone at the time it passes by, rather than having to see the driver holding up the phone. And yes, there’s the opportunity for “false positives.” (TB)

By Chris Thilk

Chris Thilk is a freelance writer and content strategist with over 15 years of experience in online strategy and content marketing. He lives in the Chicago suburbs.