LOTD: 6/26/07

  • Law school rankings, once the domain of once-a-year publications aimed at those considering a degree in that field, are now being handled by blogs. Even worse for those publishers, they’re becoming more of a factor in future attendee’s decisions. (CT)
  • Today’s Meta of the Day award goes to MightyBids, an online auction site which has gone belly-up, is now selling itself on eBay. (CT)
  • If you tried tuning into Pandora or any other online music station (except Last.fm) and were wondering where the, you know, music was, the stations all fell silent. The move was made to protest the ridiculous new royalty fees online broadcasters are to be subjected to. (CT)
  • Robert French lists the new batch of blogging communications students he’s got for this coming five-week period. These, like all their predecessors, should be good reads. (CT)
  • Mack Collier is asking for input on best practices in terms of comment approval on corporate blogs. (CT)
  • LinkedIn has, seemingly, seen the positive press and usage growth Facebook achieved by throwing open the API doors and decided to follow suit. The move will be made inside of the next nine months. It will be interesting to see how such tools get applied to a more professionally-oriented network as opposed to one with a reputation of being just cool. (CT)
  • Didn’t realize there was a blog focused on the homeless in Los Angeles. Check out the “LA’s Homeless Blog,” written by Joel John Roberts of PATH Partners. Found this via this item by Dakota Smith on Netscape’s Newsquake blog. (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.